Baaghi TV: Ken Spear, co-founder of the animated series Scooby Doo and co-founder of the Ruby Spare Foundation, has died in California at the age of 82.
American TV editor and writer Ken Spear’s death has been confirmed by his son Kevin Spear, according to a report by Showbiz website Variety.
Kevin Spear said his father died of complications from the common type of dementia, Lewy body dementia.
“Ken will always be remembered for his intelligence, storytelling, family loyalty and strong connection to his work,” he said.
“Ken was a role model for all of us in his life and he will live in our hearts even after he leaves this world,” said Ken Spear’s son.
Kevin said that he has touched the lives of many people as a co-creator of ‘Scooby Doo’.
Charles Kenneth Spears, born March 12, 1938 grew up in Los Angeles, California. Where he befriended William Hannah, the producer of animated films. Spears was later hired as a sound editor in 1959 by Hannah’s company, Hannah-Barbara Productions.
While working in the editing department, Spears met Joe Ruby, and the two began a fruitful partnership. Together, they wrote teleplays for Hannah-Barbara, Sid and Martycraft television productions and DPT Freelance Enterprises.
In 1969, Ken Spear co-created the popular cartoon series Scooby Doo, Wear RU with American writer and cartoonist Joey Ruby, who died in August this year.
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