The Daytime Emmy nominee Joe Ruby died due to natural causes at an age of 87 . His son Craig confirmed his father’s death. He was the co-creator of Scooby-Doo, and also worked closely with late comic book titan Jack Kirby. Ruby’s son Craig also shared that Kirby had helped Ruby in creating 800 characters that remained unproduced.
The instagram account of the Scooby-Doo mourned the demise of the co-creator with a post that said, “Thank you, Joe Ruby, for co-creating and giving the world one of the grooviest cartoons that continues to influence generations today and beyond.”
He was also responsible for overseeing Saturday morning children’s programming at CBS. The hit cartoon series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Was his contribution to the industry. He is also credited with creating cartoons like ‘The Barkleys’ and ‘Jabberjaw.’
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