SpongeBob SquarePants maker Stephen Hillenburg goes to the world debut of "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water" in New York. Hillenburg SpongeBob SquarePants maker Stephen Hillenburg goes to the world debut of "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water" in New York. Hillenburg kicked the bucket Monday of ALS at 57. AP FILE PHOTO 

LOS ANGELES - Stephen Hillenburg, who made SpongeBob SquarePants and the crazy undersea world he possessed, has passed on at age 57, Nickelodeon declared Tuesday. 

Hillenburg kicked the bucket Monday of Lou Gehrig's sickness, otherwise called ALS, the link organize said in an announcement. He was 57. Hillenburg had declared he had the illness in March 2017. His demise comes only weeks after the death of another animation legend in Marvel maker Stan Lee. 

An Oklahoma local with an affection for both illustration and sea life science, Hillenburg considered, composed, created and coordinated the enlivened arrangement that started in 1999 and proceeded to produce several scenes, films and a Broadway appear. 

"He was a cherished companion and long-term innovative accomplice to everybody at Nickelodeon, and our hearts go out to his whole family," Nickelodeon's announcement said. "Steve instilled 'SpongeBob SquarePants' with a novel comical inclination and honesty that has conveyed delight to ages of children and families all over. His totally unique characters and the universe of Bikini Bottom will long remain as a notice of the estimation of confidence, fellowship and the boundless intensity of creative ability." The irrationally cheerful SpongeBob, his starfish sidekick Patrick, and a tremendous cast of maritime animals immediately spoke to school children and guardians as much as it did kids. "The way that it's undersea and segregated from our reality enables the characters to keep up their own way of life," Hillenburg told The Associated Press in 2001. 

"The embodiment of the show is that SpongeBob is a blameless in a universe of bored characters. The rest is ridiculous bundling." 

Conceived at his dad's armed force post in Lawton, Oklahoma, Hillenburg moved on from Humboldt State University in California in 1984 with a degree in normal asset arranging with an accentuation on marine assets, and proceeded to show sea life science at the Orange County Marine Institute. 

He moved to drawing and earned an ace of expressive arts degree in activity from the California Institute of the Arts in 1992. 

A Spongebob Squarepants expand coasts over Central Park West amid the 92nd yearly Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday. AP 
A Spongebob Squarepants swell buoys over Central Park West amid the 92nd yearly Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday. AP PHOTO/EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ 

That equivalent year he made a vivified short called "Wormholes" that won celebration acclamations and helped find him a vocation on the Nickelodeon demonstrate "Rocko's Modern Life," where he worked from 1993 to 1996 preceding he started to manufacture Sponge-Bob's undersea universe of Bikini Bottom, which flaunted his insight into marine life and ability to toss every one of the subtle elements out the window. 

"We realize that angle don't walk," he told the AP, "and that there is no composed network with streets, where vehicles are truly vessels. What's more, on the off chance that you know much about wipes, you realize that living wipes aren't square." 

The show was a quick hit that has lost no energy in the almost a long time since its creation. Its almost 250 scenes have won four Emmys and 15 Kids Choice Awards, and prompted an unending line of stock to equal some other pop social wonder of the 2000s. 

In 2004, the show moved to the extra large screen with "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" and a 2015 continuation, "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water." 

A melodic stage adjustment bowed on Broadway in 2017, with music from such stars as Steven Tyler, Sara Bareilles and John Legend. It earned 12 Tony Award designations, including one for best execution by a main performing artist for Ethan Slater. 

"I am sorrowful to know about the death of Stephen Hillenburg," Slater said in an email Tuesday. "Through taking a shot at 'SpongeBob,' I became acquainted with him as an imaginative virtuoso, as well as a really liberal and kind individual. He warmly held onto us on Broadway as the most current individuals from his brilliant 'SpongeBob' family, and made it so obvious from the get-go why he is so adored: authentic benevolence." 

Hillenburg is made due by his significant other of 20 years Karen Hillenburg, child Clay, mother Nancy Hillenburg, and a sibling, Brian Kelly Hillenburg. 

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