- According to Joe Ruby's son Craig, the animator died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, August 26
- Until his death, Ruby was the co-founder of production company Ruby-Spears
- Ruby also served in the US Army before meeting Ruby-Spears co-founder, Spears
Scooby-Doo' animation co-creator Joe Ruby is dead.
The animation writer and TV executive who co-created the famous cartoon series died Wednesday in Westlake Village, CA.
News about his death was confirmed by the animator's son Craig who said he died of natural causes.
According to a report by Fox News, the old man died at the age of 87.
Until his death Ruby was the co-founder of production company Ruby-Spears.
The talented man who teamed up with with Ken Spears to create Dynomutt, Dog Wonder and Jabberjaw was born on March 30, 1933 in Los Angeles.
Ruby also served in the US Army before meeting meeting Ruby-Spears co-founder Spears.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has broken his silence on the tragic death of a disabled teen, Nathaniel Julius.
The head of state took to his official Twitter page to send the family of the 16-year-old boy his condolences.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the family and neighbours of #NathanielJulius who has, as a 16-year-old, been deprived of a future and whose tragic death has given rise to anger and unrest in a community that deserves better."
Eldorado Park looked like a war zone on Thursday as furious residents protested the death of 16-year-old Nathaniel Julius.
Julius was allegedly fatally shot by a police officer and it led to large protest action in the area.
Video footage was shared online showing the extent of the protests. According to reports, the police station was vandalised and SAPS vehicles were damaged by the angry residents.
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