Scooby Doo co-creator, Joe Ruby, dies at 87

The co-creator of the well-known cartoon series Scooby Doo has died aged 87.

Joe Ruby, who created the character alongside Ken Spears, reportedly died in California of natural causes.

Fans took to Twitter to thank the late writer and animator for giving them a ‘wonderful childhood’.

 

Scooby-Doo was first launched in 1969 and has since triggered several reboots and films.

Ruby is survived by his wife Carole, their four children and grandchildren.

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