SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg has passed away, he was 57. Nickelodeon tweeted a moment of silence for Hillenburg which resulted in a very sweet and sad thread from SpongeBob fans.
? 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 honor his life and work. ?
— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) November 27, 2018
Full transparency, this editor and her children may have gotten a little teary upon hearing this news.
Who is cutting onions in here, dangit?!
— ? (@_highhtide) November 27, 2018
— Dave Scheidt (@DaveScheidt) November 27, 2018
And so sad.
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) November 27, 2018
— Devon (@voneloso) November 27, 2018
You will forever be missed..you created a television ICON! Rest in Peace.. pic.twitter.com/XptW0Bykoi
— Nintendo Surge (@NintendoSurge) November 27, 2018
— ຸ (@AuroraEvalis) November 27, 2018
I made us all a sweater pic.twitter.com/kayL153lEJ
— if the spurs dont tank ima kms (@bubbaguerrero12) November 27, 2018
This is sooo sad.????????? pic.twitter.com/BEYzhQAkt4
— ᎾᎷNᏆ ᏟᎾᎷᏴᏚ??♀️? (@combs_omni) November 27, 2018
May Stephen, Stan Lee and Stefan Karl rest in peace. Thank you for making our childhoods amazing?❤️ pic.twitter.com/6eUlk1mCBT
— h ♡ (@osnapitzhayleyy) November 27, 2018
— Donnie (@d_boobie) November 27, 2018
— Tatiana Maslany (@tatianamaslany) November 27, 2018
RIP Stephen, and thank you for giving us SpongeBob SquarePants.