Steven Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob Squarepants, has died of ALS, Variety reports. He was 57 years old.

A spokesperson for Nickelodeon said everyone at the network is "incredibly saddened" and called Hillenburg "a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone at Nickelodeon."

Hillenburg's creation was a hit all over the world, and his characters became go-to figures for memes. There was perhaps nowhere where this was truer than Black Twitter, and to honor his work, we'd like to share a few of our favorite SpongeBob Twitter memes. 

In case you need a quick primer on SpongeBob's digital life, take a look at this:

And because the internet is so quick, that doesn't even count one of the latest and greatest memes (so far!): Krusty Krab versus Chum Bucket. Now that you've been schooled on the history let's dive in.

1. Squidward needing to catch his Z's:

It's torture when you wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep. Then there are also times when you want to sleep to avoid everything.

2. SpongeBob when someone's talking nonsense:

The pettiest of the SpongeBob memes!

3. Mr. Krabs lost In the sauce:

This one is for the moment when you were caught in a whirlwind or bamboozled. That "life comes at you fast" feeling.

4. Patrick about to do something grimy:

Mwahahahahaha! Black Twitter was super creative with this one, especially with changing Patrick's outfit. 

5. When Squidward got lonely, too:

That moment when you're looking out the window at all the fun, and you're missing it all aka FOMO.

6. Krusty Krab vs. Chum Bucket:

This one started stan wars: amazing versus trash. 

7. Tired SpongeBob:

The perfect way to express how you want to “tap out.”

8. Surprised Patrick:

Surprised Patrick wobbled so Surprised Pikachu could scatter.

9. Push it somewhere else Patrick:

LeBron James even did it in real life!

10. X Days Later / The Next Day / X Years Later:

Similar to the “It’s been 84 years” meme from Titanic, you can use this time card to express just how much time has passed. And it only counts if it’s hyperbolic.

11. SpongeBob for social justice:

Just in case you think Black Twitter can't combine their witty with wokeness…