Scooby-Doo Creator Joe Ruby Dies At 87 Scooby-Doo and his beloved Mystery Inc. gang have been around for more than half a century. Ruby co-created the characters with Ken Spears.

Scooby-Doo Creator Joe Ruby Dies At 87

Scooby-Doo Creator Joe Ruby Dies At 87

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Scooby-Doo and his beloved Mystery Inc. gang have been around for more than half a century. Ruby co-created the characters with Ken Spears.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Velma, Fred, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby - you never forget the gang that always had another mystery on their hands, thanks to Joe Ruby. The "Scooby-Doo" co-creator died Wednesday at the age of 87. It's been more than half a century since his hit show first aired. And, sure, the monsters and ghosts could be a little scary sometimes, but...

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: (As character) That just can't compete with Scooby-Doo's supersized heart.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTORS: (As characters) Aww.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR #2: (As Scooby-Doo) Scooby-dooby-doo (ph).

MARTIN: It's MORNING EDITION.

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