Washington: The co-creator of animated cartoon series ‘Scooby-Doo,‘ Ken Spears died at the age of 82 on Friday.
According to a report by Fox News, Spears’ son Kevin had confirmed the news and told that Spears took died due to health complications related to Lewy body dementia.
Kevin said, “Ken will forever be remembered for his wit, his story-telling, his loyalty to family, and his strong work ethic. Ken has not only made a lasting impression on his family, but he has touched the lives of many as 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,” as quoted by The Free Press Journal.
Spears had co-created the 1969 animated series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! along with Joe Ruby. The duo also created ‘Dynomutt‘ and ‘Jabberjaw‘ for Hanna-Barbera Productions and CBS.
As per reports by Fox News, in 1977, the writing-producing partners also launched their own company called Ruby-Spears Productions and created various popular shoes such as ‘Fangface,’ ‘Mister T,’ and ‘Sectaurs.’
The Ruby-Spears production company also produced various popular animated reboots of long-time Saturday morning favourites such as ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks‘ and ‘Superman‘.