Biography - A Short Wiki
Marine biologist, writer, and director best known for creating the highly popular Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.
He married Karen Hillenburg and they had a son named Clay together.
How did Stephen Hillenburg die?
Stephen Hillenburg's death was caused by Lou Gehrig's Disease.
|Cause of death||Lou Gehrig's Disease|
|Age of death||57 years|
|Birthday||August 21, 1961|
|Death date||November 26, 2018|
|Place of death||San Marino, California, United States|
|Place of burial||Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Ashes scattered off the coast of Los Angeles County.|
I knew I wanted to create a character who was nerdy and kind of square, so when I drew a square sponge, everything came together. And originally his name was SpongeBoy, but there we couldn’t use that for trademark reasons.Stephen Hillenburg
A natural sponge is not as funny. A square sponge also fit that squeaky-clean idea I was going for.Stephen Hillenburg
One night, I was really beat; we worked really late and went to get food at some takeout place. And I leaned over against this gumball machine, just exhausted, and there was a SpongeBob looking back at me. And it’s just, like, ‘Oh, brother.’Stephen Hillenburg
I do think that the attitude of the show is about tolerance. Everybody is different, and the show embraces that. The character SpongeBob is an oddball. He’s kind of weird, but he’s kind of special.Stephen Hillenburg
You don’t want to work on a job where you’re looking at your watch.Stephen Hillenburg