Death of the Creator of Scooby Doo

The co-creater of Scooby Doo, Where Are You! ,Ken Spears, died at the age of 82. Spears died of complications from lewy body dementia. Spear’s death comes three months after that of his co-creater, Joe Ruby. His son Kevin confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Spears died in Los Angeles on November 6th 2020.

Their original show only ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1970, but established a template that spawned 50 years of stories which debuted on CBS in September of 1969. It followed the adventures of a cowardly but good-natured Great Dane, Scooby, who traveled across the US solving spooky mysteries with a group of plucky teenagers.