The co-creator of the popular cartoon, Scooby-Doo, Ken Spears has died at 82.
Mr. Spears death comes less than three months after his animation colleague, Joe Ruby, also passed away.
According to TMZ, He reportedly died on Friday after complications related to dementia.
His son Kevin said, “Ken has not only made a lasting impression on his family, but he has touched the lives of many as the co-creator of ‘Scooby-Doo.’ Ken has been a role model for us throughout his life and he will continue to live on in our hearts.”
Also, Spears’ animation colleague, Joe Ruby, died of natural causes in August, 2020.
Spears and Ruby, both of whom worked for the famed Hanna-Barbera Productions, also created the popular series “Dynomutt” and “Jabberjaw.”
But, undoubtedly they were most famously known for creating ‘Scooby.’
The popular animated series first aired on CBS in 1969 with Ruby and Spears writing the first five episodes then editing and supervising the rest of that inaugural series.
Scooby aired until 1976, but there have been a lot of spin-offs, reboots and movies.
Ken Spears was born on March 12, 1938. He grew up in L.A. and would end up befriending the son of William Hanna.
The legend is survived by his two sons, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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