The co-creator of the popular cartoon, Scooby-Doo, Ken Spears has died at 82.
His death comes less than three months after his animation partner, Joe Ruby, also passed away.
Spears reportedly died on Friday after complications related to dementia, TMZ reports.
His son, Kevin noted that Ken will forever be remembered for his wit, story-telling, loyalty to family, and strong work ethics.
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.”
Spears’ animation partner, Joe Ruby, died of natural causes in August.
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.’