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'SpongeBob Squarepants' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57

'SpongeBob Squarepants' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
LOS ANGELES — Stephen Hillenburg, the maker of the mega-hit Nickelodeon animation arrangement "SpongeBob SquarePants," kicked the bucket on Monday. He was 57. 

The reason for death was ALS, which Hillenburg uncovered he had been determined to have in March of a year ago. 

"We are extraordinarily disheartened by the news that Steve Hillenburg has passed away after a fight with ALS," Nickelodeon said in an announcement. "He was a cherished companion and long-lasting imaginative accomplice to everybody at Nickelodeon, and our hearts go out to his whole family. Steve permeated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' with an exceptional comical inclination and honesty that has conveyed bliss to ages of children and families all over the place. His utterly unique characters and the universe of Bikini Bottom will long remain as a notice of the estimation of good faith, companionship and the great intensity of creative energy." 

Hillenburg moved on from Humboldt State University in 1984 with a four-year college education in Natural Resource Planning and Interpretation, with an accentuation on marine assets. He at that point turned into a sea life science instructor at the Orange County Marine Institute (now the Ocean Institute) in Dana Point, California. This intrigue joined with his masterful ability and love of the ocean and its animals, drove him to compose and show stories as instructing apparatuses with characters that would later turn into the inhabitants of SpongeBob's home, Bikini Bottom.


 He started his movement profession in 1987, seeking after a degree in Experimental Animation at the California Institute of Arts in Valencia and acquiring his Master of Fine Arts in 1992. 

That equivalent year he won an honor for Best Animated Concept at the Ottawa International Animation Festival for his energized short "Wormholes," which proceeded to appear at different global activity celebrations. From 1993 to 1996 he would seek after work in TV as an executive and author on Nickelodeon's arrangement "Rocko's Modern Life." 

From that point, he started to work all day on composing delivering, and coordinating on the vivified arrangement that would in the end progress toward becoming "SpongeBob SquarePants." The main scene disclosed on Nickelodeon on May 1, 1999, and the mechanism initiated its full keep running on July 17 of that year. The arrangement has publicized almost 250 scenes to date. It did not exclusively to kids yet more established watchers also, with understudies notwithstanding sorting out survey parties for the show. 

The arrangement has won both U.S. what's more, British Emmy Awards, Annie Awards, and ASACP Awards and has been named or sub-titled more than 60 dialects, including Urdu, Azerbaijani, and Maori. 

Hillenburg additionally composed, created, and coordinated "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie," which was discharged in 2004 and proceeded to net over $140 million around the world. Hillenburg then composed the story for and was the official maker of the continuation, "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," in 2015. 

Hillenburg — or Steve as he was known to family, companions, and fans — was conceived Aug. 21, 1961, at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma. In the wake of leaving the military, his dad, Kelly N. Hillenburg, Jr., turned into a sketcher and creator for aviation organizations. His mom Nancy showed outwardly weakened understudies. 

He is made due by his better half of 20 years Karen Hillenburg, child Clay, mother Nancy Hillenburg and sibling Brian Kelly Hillenburg, his significant other Isabel, and nieces Emma and Hazel.

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