Co-creator of “Scooby-Doo” Ken Spears have died
Co-creator of “Scooby-Doo” Ken Spears have died. He was 82 years old. His son Kevin Spears, tells Variety that the cause of his death was from complications that relates to Lewy body dementia.
Kevin Spears says, “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.”
When he was working as sound editor at Hanna-Barbera Productions, in 1959, he met Joe Ruby and they become writting partnership.
They build their own studio Ruby-Spears Productions in 1977 and produced some animated series such as “Superman,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Fangface,” “Mister T,” “The Plastic Man Comedy-Adventure Hour,” “Thundarr the Barbarian” and “Saturday Supercade.”