RIP Stephen Hillenburg (Spongebob creator) 1961-2018

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#1 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36058 posts) -


Complications of ALS. The man's work was a part of my childhood and even as an adult, much of classic SpongeBob has some solid workplace (retail) commentary.

RIP :( Thanks for everything, Stephen!

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#2 Posted by br0kenrabbit (15950 posts) -

Never watched Spongebob, was already married when it came out so I'm too old to have been caught on that wave. However, I understand that the whole thing was inspired by one of my favorite albums, so I figure he had good music taste.

Anyway, ALS is a horrible way to go. RIP.

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#3 Edited by npiet1 (2086 posts) -

I heard it today while I was at work. It was sad news. He will be missed.

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#4 Posted by AcidTango (1655 posts) -

That's very sad. He died really young.

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#5 Posted by JustPlainLucas (79282 posts) -

I never watched Spongebob Squarepants, but I know the show was loved by many. Waiting for a Bill Maher blog about this one...

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#6 Posted by deactivated-5c2e78cbd8d85 (210 posts) -

It frightens me how many things can go wrong in the human body.

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#7 Posted by Archangel3371 (27574 posts) -

That’s sad to hear. I never knew the guy and only watched Spongebob here and there with my young nephew and niece but it was a pretty funny show.

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#9 Posted by AFBrat77 (26702 posts) -

Born the same year I was.....and Obama. R.I.P.

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#10 Edited by mrbojangles25 (43775 posts) -

Thanks for all the meme material.

*in all seriousness, RIP. Brought a lot of joy to a lot of people.

@lordlobster said:

It frightens me how many things can go wrong in the human body.

Don't forget all the things that can go right! Either on their own, with science, or through sheer will.