The document from the Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being reveals that cartoonist Stephen Hillenberg’s stays have been taken off the coastline of California and scattered the working day following his demise.
The certification also confirms what was extensively noted at the time of his loss of life: Hillenberg’s passing was a end result of ALS. Hillenberg uncovered in the spring of 2017 that he’d been identified with what is actually also recognized as Lou Gehrig’s disorder. His official lead to of dying is cardiopulmonary failure owing to ALS.
Considering that Hillenberg’s death was introduced, fans have been paying out tribute by sharing the episodes that resonated with them the most or just thanking the creator for his perform.
“Stephen Hillenburg designed my most loved childhood series and he was at the helm of the present from 1999-2004 (ending with the movie). He’s accountable for all the common Spongebob that gave us our wit & perception of humor,” wrote just one enthusiast on Twitter.
Some enthusiasts have even petitioned the NFL to play a halftime song from the clearly show named “Sweet Victory” at the Super Bowl. The petition at present has over 800,000 signatures.