We all know the cartoon tune Scooby-Doo, Scooby Dobby Doo, whether we are kids, parents or grandparents. We either grew up with Scooby Doo or sat with our kids while they watched it. All of us has hummed the tune at least once.
The animated TV series was a huge hit for over 30 years, starting in 1970. Now we have sadly learned that Scooby-Doo star Heather North has died at age 71. Tributes are pouring in from all over Hollywood, Los Angeles and the world.
Scooby-Doo star Heather North was the voice of young sleuth Daphne Blake. She was the voice for over 33 years in various incarnations of Scooby-Doo and had incredible talent.
Being a voice-over artist is not easy and Heather’s voice became Daphne’s, creating a personality all of its own.
Not just behind the camera, North also starred in front of the camera with roles in Day of Our Lives, Adam-2, The Barefoot Executive and Love American Style. The American people and movie and cartoon lovers all around the world loved her and her voice-over.
Heather North’s voice was first heard in 1970 when she brought cartoon character Daphne Blake to life in Scooby-Doo. She remained the voice of Daphne from 1970 to 2003, in various Scooby-Doo television series and cartoons.
Heather voiced a character that defined many of our childhoods and that is exactly how many fans have been remembering and thanking her. Tributes have been pouring in.
— Comicbook.com (@ComicBook) December 19, 2017
#HeatherNorth brought me more than just laughs but i swear my dream of wanting to be a detective made me even more determined ; rip of such a nice soul
SCOOBY DOOBY DOOO
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Scooby-Doo star Heather North had been ill for a while. Her memorial service will be held on Wednesday morning, at Studio City in Los Angeles. North has a son Kevin, stepson Wes and granddaughter Jocelyn. Her husband, an Emmy award-winning Producer, H. Wesley Kenny, died in 2015.
Farewell Heather North and thanks for all the memories. Scooby-Doo!