Scooby Doo Actress Dies At 71

Sad news Scooby Doo fans, Heather North, an actress best known as the voice of Daphne on the original classic animated series, Scooby Doo, Where Are You! has died. She was 71. Family friend Jodie Mann told Deadline that North died November 30 at her Studio City home after a long illness.

North voiced Daphne for a grand total of 33 years, first bringing her to life in 1970 and voicing the character in the cartoon right through until 2003.

During her career, North had also appeared in television show Days Of Our Lives, and American drama series The Fugitive, as well as 1971 Disney flick The Barefoot Executive when she starred as Kurt Russell’s love interest.

She was married to Emmy-winning producer and soap opera director Wes Kenney from 1971, after they’d met on the set of Days Of Our Lives when she played the character of Sandy Horton. They were together until his death in 2015.

Tributes have been flooding in on social media since the news broke, with many noting that watching Scooby Doo was a huge part of childhoods around the globe.

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