'Scooby-Doo' co-creator Ken Spears passes away at 82
He co-created the popular 1969 animated series with Joe Ruby.
Ken Spears, known best as the co-creator of the animated series Scooby-Doo, has died. He was 82.
According to Fox News, his son, Kevin, confirmed to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter that Spears died on Friday from complications related to Lewy body dementia.
Kevin Spears 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.”
Spears is survived by his two sons, Kevin and Chris, their wives, as well as his five grandchildren and his three great-grandchildren, reported Variety.
Spears co-created the 1969 animated series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! with Joe Ruby.
For Hanna-Barbera Productions and CBS, the duo- Ruby and Spears- also created Dynomutt and Jabberjaw.
Ruby died at the age of 87 in August.
RIP Ken Spears - co-founder of Ruby-Spears Productions who produced Thundarr the Barbarian and more, as well as the co-creator of Scooby-Doo along with Joe Ruby. https://t.co/yoqJbtoMGi— Warner Archive (@WarnerArchive) November 9, 2020