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Stephen Hillenburg, Creator of ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ Dead Due to ALS

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Nickelodeon earlier confirmed that the maker of Spongebob Squarepants, one of the most-loved animation series in the world lost his battle with an unusual neurodegenerative disorder.

American animator and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ creator Stephen Hillenburg first publicized his battle with ALS in March 2017. 

Despite his disorder, Hillenburg still decided to resume running on the series and affirmed, “Anyone who knows me knows that I will continue to work on ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ and my other passions for as long as I am able.”

On Monday, the American television network validated the passing of Hillenburg after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS. They also took to Twitter and asked his fans to revere his life and work.

“He was a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone at Nickelodeon, and our hearts go out to his entire family,” Nickelodeon said in a statement.

Since the declaration of the 57-year-old animator’s death, the network has not yet announced whether or not they will continue to create ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ episodes on behalf of the late artist.

Hillenburg almost made everything in the animated series that started in 1999 until it grew into countless episodes, movies and a Broadway show.

“SpongeBob SquarePants” founded its record for being aired in over 300 countries and interpreted in more than 60 languages. As of this writing, it already bagged 75 awards and made two full-length films.

Spongebob Squarepants became known as one of the most popular animated series of all time in the world. Not only the $13 billion-worth TV series delivered fun and adventure in each episode, but it also became the source of some of the best memes in Internet history.

After learning Hillenburg’s death, Bob Kulick and David Glen Eisley chose to honor and remember the “SpongeBob SquarePants” creator by releasing a new version of their song “Sweet Victory”.

“May you all have a happy holiday season. May the new decade find you all celebrating your own ‘Victories’ in your lives, your hearts, and your souls,” Eisley wrote alongside the special version of the anthem.

Meanwhile, the musical lead actor Ethan Slater expressed his despair in an e-mail following the news of Hillenburg’s death. He said how heartbroken he got after he heard the news.

Slater described the late animator as a “truly generous and kind person” and reminisced how the creative genius welcomed the Broadway cast as members of the family.

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The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

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Amid a stir across the U.S. over the “George Floyd” incident that killed white police abuses, similar cases of abuse of public power have been revealed in Mexico, sparking public outrage.

The daily El Universal has been protesting against the incident since it was belatedly revealed that construction worker Giovanni Lopez died the next day after being arrested by police in Guadalajara, western Mexico, on April 4.

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

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Nobel Prize Honjo, a professor at Kyoto University – 22.6 billion yen in legal battles

Professor Honjo plans to file a lawsuit against Ono Pharmaceutical Industry to increase the distribution ratio of patent fees in 2006.

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Dasuku Honjo, a professor at Kyoto University who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, will fight a 250 billion won legal battle with a Japanese pharmaceutical company that makes and sells cancer treatments that reflect his research results.

Professor Honjo plans to file a lawsuit against Ono Pharmaceutical Industry to increase the distribution ratio of patent fees in 2006.

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