Joe Barbera was an American animator, cartoon artist, storyboard artist director, producer and co-founder, together with William Hanna, of Hanna-Barbera. The studio produced well-known cartoons such as
=> Tom and Jerry (my favorite cartoon show)
=> The Flintstones
=> Scooby-Doo etc
From the article:
Joe Barbera, half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team that produced such beloved cartoon characters as Tom and Jerry, Yogi Bear and the Flintstones, died Monday, a Warner Bros. spokesman said. He was 95.
Barbera died of natural causes at his home with his wife Sheila at his side, Warner Bros. spokesman Gary Miereanu said.
With his longtime partner, Bill Hanna, Barbera first found success creating the highly successful Tom and Jerry cartoons. The antics of the battling cat and mouse went on to win seven Academy Awards, more than any other series with the same characters.
This is sad news. I grew up watching all these wonderful cartoons. Rest in peace, we will miss you.