“Scooby-Doo” co-creator Joe Ruby dies at 87

Joe Ruby, one of the co-creators of the popular cartoon “Scooby-Doo” passed away at age 87.

In a report by Variety, the animation writer and executive “died of natural causes Wednesday in Westlake Village.” His grandson, Benjamin Ruby, also told Variety that the writer, “Never stopped writing and creating, even as he aged.”

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Ruby created the cartoon series with his partner Ken Spears. “Scooby-Doo” first came out in 1969, and the cartoon first aired on CBS until 1976. The show is about a group of mystery-solving friends, Scooby, Fred, Shaggy, Daphne, and Velma who call themselves Mystery, Inc.

The series has been well-loved and has seen many spin-offs and reboots after it was aired.

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