This message has been confirmed by Nickelodeon TV, since 1999 has broadcast the famous animated series since 1999.
In a divorce move to the press, television found that Hillenburg died of amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a diagnosis of this disease, previously reported in March last year.
"Stephen received the SpongeBob SquareGirl character inspiring with a unique sense of humor and infamous innocence and gives joy to all families of children and their families around the world. Hillenburg will, for a long time, be an example of optimism, friendship and fantasy, "television broadcast report.
Stephen Hillenburg also directed the movie "Spongebob Square", which appeared in 2004.
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