It’s a sad day at the Shady Shoals Rest Home in Bikini Bottom. Ernest Borgnine, the voice of Mermaid Man in Spongebob Squarepants, has died at the age of 95. His family has expressed “shock” at his sudden passing.
There has been no comment from Barnacle Boy.
Borgnine died of apparent kidney failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, surrounded by his wife, Tova, and other family members, according to Harry Flynn, his longtime publicist.
Borgnine went in for a routine checkup Tuesday — his “95,000-mile checkup,” Borgnine joked — that “turned out to be a little more serious than we thought.”
Rest in peace, Ernest.