This just in from animator Ken Priebe:
It is with a heavy heart that I pass this news on to you….
I just got a call at VanArts from Carol Southworth, wife of Disney/MGM/Hanna-Barbera veteran animator Ken Southworth, saying that Ken passed away this morning after a series of strokes. He was 89.
I got to know Ken well over the years, having had the privilege to work with him and visit his house in Anaheim; he was a very talented artist who will be missed greatly. He was a guest instructor at VanArts for many years in our summer program. (Ironically, he passed away on the anniversary of Walt Disney’s birthday).
Priebe collected career information on Southworth for his website several years ago. Click here for that information.