Stephen Hillenburg, the animator who gave the world the animated series “spongebob Squarepants” made a sad statement. The man said that he was diagnosed with a serious illness — “amyotrophic lateral sclerosis” (commonly referred to as simply the BASS), also known as als or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
It is a slowly progressive disease of the Central nervous system, which leads to paralysis and death. Treatment of this disease does not exist yet, and 55-year-old animator with regret, said, resigned to his fate. He said he will work on the series as long as enough strength.
Employees of the TV channel Nickelodeon, a cartoon series, has sympathized with Steven and called him “a brilliant entertainer who brought happiness to millions of people around the world.”
Recall that the “spongebob Squarepants” was first aired in 1999. At the moment, is the tenth season, and in that time have released two full movie.