The ashes of Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the popular animated cartoon "Spongebob Squarepants", were allegedly spread out at sea days after his death.
57-year-old Hillenburg died on 26 November following a fight with ALS. to Nickelodeon. He was diagnosed with the debilitating disease ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in March 2017.
The creator of "Bikini Bottom" was cremated and had scattered his ashes on Thursday, TMZ reported.
STATEMENT: "SPONGEBOB-SQUAREPANTS" brought me back to my youth, REST IN PEACE STEPHEN HILLENBURG
Hillenburg used to be a marine biologist who created the popular animated series for his love of the ocean. He conceived, wrote, produced and directed "Spongebob", which began in 1
Hillenburg is survived by his 20-year-old wife Karen, son Clay, mother. and a brother, Brian Kelly Hillenburg.
Sasha Savitsky of Fox News contributed to this report.