Actress Heather North, best known for her voice work on Scooby-Doo as resident hottie Daphne, has died at 71, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Though several people have voiced the character over the years, North was the most iconic Daphne, first appearing in the Scooby Doo, Where Are You! for their second season in 1970. She voiced incarnations of Daphne right up through 2003!
Twitter, and the legions of Scooby fans, are in mourning:
Sad news today in the Scooby-Doo universe with the passing of Heather North, aka Daphne Blake. For 33 years she rocked the hands on hips in a purple dress look, adding class and sass to every episode she was in. We couldn't have made it through the 1980s episodes without you pic.twitter.com/s3Fjv0Zxx8— Scooby Dos or Don'ts (@scooby_dos) December 19, 2017
Rip Thank for your creativniness and the personality through the years. My favorite cartoon ever!!.❤️— Stephanie Osmanski-Beeston (@stephbeeston1) December 20, 2017
R.I.P. Heather North, you were one groovy chick.