'Scooby-Doo' Voice Actor Dies at Age 71

December 19, 2017Dec 19, 2017

Heather North, who is best known for playing the voice of Daphne in "Scooby-Doo, passed away at age 71, according to the Hollywood Reporter

There will be a memorial service for her on December 20 at First Christian Church. 

North died on November 30 in her Studio City after a prolonged illness. Her husband, known as a popular TV producer, died back in January 2015. She fell in love with her husband on the set of the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" and remained married until Kenney's death in 2015. 

North wasn't only known for playing the voice of Daphne in "Scooby-Doo." She also began working on TV in 1965, making an appearance in "The Monkees" and "My Three Sons." She also continued to star in various Scooby-Doo shows and movies until 2003. During this time, she also made several appearances in "Monster of Mexico." 

Her final voice works as Daphne was in a pair of direct-to-DVD movies in 2003. 

Currently, the former voice of Daphne is survived by her son, Kevin, as well as her daughter-in-law Stephanie. She is also survived by her stepdaughter Nina and her husband Brent, as well as stepson Wes and his wife Leslie. She also had one granddaughter Jocelyn. 

According to one website, North's passing comes only three weeks after the announcement that Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley will be in cinemas again next year for a "Scooby-Doo" spin-off, with new actresses playing both of the characters. 

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