US cartoonist Joseph Barbera dies
Joseph Barbera, one half of the team behind such cartoon classics as The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo and Huckleberry Hound, has died, aged 95.
He died of natural causes at home with his wife, Sheila, at his side.
With William Hanna, Barbera founded Hanna-Barbera in the 1950s, after the pair had earlier worked on the Tom and Jerry cartoons at MGM studios.
"Joe will live on through his work," said Warner Brothers chairman and CEO, Barry Meyer
Although its only to be expected due to his age - its still a shame, and a passing of a 'great'. Makes me want to go find some pic-a-nic baskets