SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg has died aged 57

It's a sad day for Bikini Bottom.

Nickelodeon has confirmed that SpongeBob SquarePants creator, Stephen Hillenburg has died, aged 57. 

The former marine biology teacher, who had been battling Motor Neuron’s disease, brought delight and joy to generations with SpongeBob and all his pals in Bikini Bottom. 

Nickelodeon also posted a touching tribute to Stephen Hillenburg on their YouTube channel.

Source: Nickelodeon/Twitter/YouTube

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