WESTLAKE, CALIFORNIA — The creator of one of the most popular and successful cartoons, Scooby Doo, has died at age 87.
Scooby-Doo co-creator Joe Ruby has died in California, according to several newz outlets, including TMZ.
The animation writer and TV executive who co-created the famous cartoon series “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” died Wednesday, of natural causes, according to his family.
Scooby-Doo’ first aired on CBS in 1969. The show aired until 1976 and gained new life in a series of spin-offs and movies.
Ruby, who said he never tasted a Scooby Snack, was successful because of those meddling kids and their dog.