Stephen Hillenburg and actress Scarlett Johansson attending the premiere of “The Spongebob Squarepants Movie” at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles in 2014. Photo: Agence France-Presse

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ creator Stephen Hillenburg, marine biology teacher turned cartoonist, dies at 57

  • Stephen Hillenburg, who died of ALS, drew on his love of the sea to create the cheerfully absurd SpongeBob SquarePants and an array of aquatic side characters
  • The beloved show spawned hundreds of episodes for Nickelodeon, two movies and a Broadway musical
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Stephen Hillenburg and actress Scarlett Johansson attending the premiere of “The Spongebob Squarepants Movie” at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles in 2014. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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