How Ken Spears Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Ken Spears reached the impressive age of 82 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous animator.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Animator and producer who gained renown as one of the co-creators of the Scooby Doo franchise with Joe Ruby. He would also go on to co-create the production studio Ruby-Spears Productions alongside his long-time creative partner Joe Ruby and continue producing animation up until his November 2020 death.

He broke into the animation entertainment industry as a sound engineer for Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1959. He was a friend of the son of the studio head William Hanna.

He co-produced the Saturday morning cartoons Mister T, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Superman, amongst others, for his Ruby-Spears Productions company. In the 1970s, he and Joe Ruby were put in charge of the Saturday morning cartoon line-ups for CBS and ABC.

He passed away due to complications from Lewy body dementia in 2020.

He was put in charge of the Saturday morning cartoon lineup for CBS and ABC by Fred Silverman.

How did Ken Spears die?

Information about the death of Ken Spears
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death82 years
ProfessionAnimator
BirthdayMarch 12, 1938
Death dateNovember 6, 2020
Place of deathBrea, California, United States
Place of burialN/A