Stephen Hillenburg was born on 21st August 1961 and sadly passed away on 26th November 2018. Stephen was the creator of the much beloved cartoon character, Spongebob Squarepants he was also show runner for the first few seasons of the show and returned to that roll this year.
People from all over the internet have come out to pay tribute to Stephen as his work was a fundamental part of so many peoples childhood. Here are a selection of artwork created to commemorate Stephen as well as some written messages to the late creator (some created independently from the images) .
R.I.P. Stephen. You and your remarkable work will never be forgotten.