How Did Stephen Hillenburg Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Stephen Hillenburg death

The director Stephen Hillenburg passed away at age 57, too young.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Marine biologist, writer, and director best known for creating the highly popular Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.

He married Karen Hillenburg and they had a son named Clay together.

How did Stephen Hillenburg die?

Lou Gehrig's Disease caused Stephen Hillenburg's death in 2018.

Information about the death of Stephen Hillenburg
Cause of deathLou Gehrig's Disease
Age of death57 years
BirthdayAugust 21, 1961
Death dateNovember 26, 2018
Place of deathSan Marino, California, United States
Place of burialCremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Ashes scattered off the coast of Los Angeles County.


The essence of the show is that SpongeBob is an innocent in a world of jaded characters. The rest is absurd packaging.

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The morality we all grew up with and are accustomed to is what feels right.

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I see SpongeBob on ice-cream trucks a lot, and I’ve got bootleg SpongeBob merchandise from Mexico.

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A lot of things came out of my interest in marine biology, like the fact that there are scallops that fly in the air, and in SpongeBob’s world, scallops swim the same way in the ocean.

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Twentysomethings thank me for their childhood… SpongeBob lives at the bottom of the sea, but he brings a lot of great stuff to the surface.

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