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How Did SpongeBob Die? What are the Fan Theories and Speculations?




How Did SpongeBob Die? What are the Fan Theories and Speculations?

When it comes to sheer nostalgia and good memories, every 90s kid will include SpongeBob in that mix. Released in 1999, SpongeBob has undergone a lot of upgrades and changes since then. Things aren’t just the same, especially with the pivotal characters.

Given the drastic changes that SpongeBob has undergone, it isn’t surprising that several fan theories have emerged highlighting the potential reason behind SpongeBob’s death. Even creator Stephen Hillenburg has responded to a few.

With the seasons progressing, the fans have noticed a steep decline in the quality of the show, especially with the portrayal of SpongeBob in recent seasons.

If you are inquisitive about the same, let us walk you through all that we know so far that’s contributing to the show’s decline.

Why is SpongeBob Going Down the Popularity Ladder?

Ever since the release of Season 4, fans have started to notice a steep decline in the show’s quality, especially when it comes to the plot, the character development, and the dialogues too.

Although there isn’t much to dissect, fans believe that the show started going downhill following the release of the SpongeBob movie. Season 4 is also the first season that doesn’t include Hillenburg in the creative team.

Fans have started noticing drastic personality changes in the recent SpongeBob seasons, leading to the most common fan theory about SpongeBob’s death. 

Although the fans are pretty much set on the death theory, claiming that’s what happened, creator Stephen Hillenburg reported that the episodes starting Season 4 will mostly be a prequel to the first three seasons of the show. Both of these theories can co-exist but there remains a huge question mark.

How did Squidward Die?

You’d be surprised to know about Spongebob’s Squidward character didn’t have a very favorable faith.

Many users on Tiktok are blind reacting to a Tiktok saying to react after looking up “How did Squidward die?”

And, according to the answer available on Google, it suggests that in a deleted episode of SpongeBob titled “Squidward’s Suicide,” the character shot himself to death using a gun. Reading this left the audience awestruck and in a state of utter shock.


If you are a big fan of SpongeBob and have been curious about a lot of things happening on the show, we hope this article gives you all the insights about the show’s downhill, SpongeBob’s death theory, and the traumatic death of Squidward too.

Megan is Senior Editor at Patty360. Megan has worked as a News reporter at various big media house previously, covering news related to YouTube, creators/influencers and video games. She always loves to discuss things related to new technology. To get in touch with Megan for news reports she has published you can email her on or reach her out in social media linked below.

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