On Monday, the world lost a gem-Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of worldwide famous animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. He was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) last year in the Month of March and breathed his last at the age of 57. He created the popular Nickelodeon series SpongeBob Square Pants. The news was made verified by the official Twitter handle of Nickelodeon who paid homage to the nine-time Emmy Nominee. They wrote, "We are sad to share the news of the passing of Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Today, we are observing a moment of silence to honour his life and work." Stephen is survived by his wife Karen Hillenburg, son Clay, mother Nancy Hillenburg and brother Brian Kelly Hillenburg. Stephen Hillenburg Who Created ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ Dies at 57, Suffering From ALS. 

While it is heart-breaking that we lost someone like Stephen Hillenburg, what he has left behind for is something that will remain in our hearts! Spongebob became on the most loved cartoon characters that not even adults today cannot get over with. Apart from the show, it was the SpongeBob memes that brought smiles to so many faces. Remembering the man behind the SpongeBob SquarePants, here are a few SpongeBob memes paying tribute to Stephen Hillenburg!

Rest in peace.

Your legacy will live forever!


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🙏 RIP Stephen Hillenburg #24kmag

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These funny memes will forever be with us...


Happens to the best of us!


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#thestruggleisreal #memes #spongebob #spongebobmemes #offensivememes #dankmemes

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What say?


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RIP to a great one 🙏 Rest easy Stephen Hillenburg #stephenhillenburg #spongebobmemes #spongebob

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This is totally me!

So trueee

Just SpongeBob Squarepants things...

Stephen Hillenburg will remain in our hearts forever and these memes are going to be by our side as a source of smile all the time. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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