Spongebob Squarepants, the beloved cartoon character and star of Nickelodeon’s longest-running animated series, has died. The news was confirmed by the show’s creator, Stephen Hillenburg, who revealed that Spongebob passed away peacefully in his pineapple home under the sea.
The cause of death was not disclosed, but sources close to Spongebob say that he had been suffering from a rare and incurable disease called spongiform encephalopathy, also known as sponge brain. The disease affects the nervous system and causes sponge-like holes to form in the brain tissue, leading to cognitive impairment, memory loss, personality changes, and eventually death.
Spongebob was diagnosed with the disease shortly after his 20th birthday, which he celebrated with his best friend Patrick Star and his pet snail Gary. He decided to keep his condition a secret from his other friends and co-workers at the Krusty Krab, where he worked as a fry cook for Mr. Krabs. He also continued to pursue his hobbies of jellyfishing, karate, and blowing bubbles.
However, as the disease progressed, Spongebob began to show signs of deterioration. He became more forgetful, confused, and irritable. He also started to hallucinate and see his enemies, such as Plankton and Squidward, everywhere. He even lost his trademark optimism and sense of humor, becoming depressed and cynical.
His condition worsened to the point where he could no longer recognize his own reflection or remember his own name. He also developed severe seizures and tremors that made him unable to perform simple tasks. He eventually slipped into a coma and never woke up.
Spongebob’s death has shocked and saddened millions of fans around the world, who grew up watching his adventures in Bikini Bottom. He was known for his cheerful personality, infectious laugh, and positive attitude. He was also a loyal friend, a hard worker, and a role model for many children.
Spongebob is survived by his parents, Harold and Margaret Squarepants; his grandmother, Grandma Squarepants; his cousin, Stanley Squarepants; and his many friends and acquaintances in Bikini Bottom. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Rest in peace, Spongebob. You will always live in our hearts.