Spongebob Squarepants creator passes away at 57

This actually came as a shock to me when I found out. Spongebob was a large part of my childhood when it first debuted back in the late 90s, even to this day my nieces still watch the show on TV or DVD boxsets. I even remember hearing he came back to the show about 2 years ago to help with the latest season. His show defined a generation of cartoons back then, and even though it’s overall quality fell in later seasons, no one can deny the impact it had on countless people over the last 2 decades.