Actress Heather Lindsay North, popularly known as Heather North, died at the age of 71. She is known for lending her voice to the character of Daphne Blake in all incarnations of Hanna-Barbera’s children’s much-loved cartoon "Scooby-Doo" for 33 years.

Though the actress died Nov. 30, her death was revealed on Dec. 19, a week after her 72nd birthday. According to the report in the Hollywood Reporter, North's family friend Jodie Mann told the publication that she died at her home in Studio City, Los Angeles, after a prolonged illness.

The “ Days of Our Lives” actress’s net worth is believed to be more than $6.1 million, according to the report in Net Worth Room.

North had voiced the character of Daphne from Sept. 1970 to 1986, then in 1997, and for a short time in 2003. North became the second actress to voice Daphne’s character. Before her, Indira Stefanianna Christopherson voiced the character during the first season of "Scooby-Doo, Where are You!" in 1969.

According to the Inquisitr, North, in an interview, said she agreed to audition for the role of Daphne after her roommate Nicole Jaffe David convinced her that her voice would be perfect for the role. Nicole voiced the role of Daphne’s pal Velma Dinkley on the Scooby-Doo cartoon series.

North was born on Dec. 13, 1945, in Pasadena, California. In 1971, she married the Emmy Award-winning producer-director H. Wesley Kenney who was famous as Wes Kenney. The couple met on the sets of the movie “Days of Our Lives.” Kenney died due to cardiac arrest in January 2015 in Santa Monica, California. He was 89. North played the role of Sandy Horton for a few years on the NBC daytime serial – “Days of Our Lives.” According to the Net Worth Post, Kenney had an estimated net worth of $9 million.

North is survived by her son Kevin, daughter-in-law Stephanie, stepdaughter Nina and her husband Brent, stepson Wes and his wife Leslie, and granddaughter Jocelyn. According to a report in the Hollywood Reporter, North had one more stepdaughter, Kara, who died just a week ago.

In 1971, she starred with Kurt Russell as his love interest in the Disney’s “The Barefoot Executive”. This was a show about a chimpanzee who could predict which television shows when aired, would be a success.

North also appeared on such TV shows as "Mr. Novak, Gidget, The Fugitive, The Monkees, My Three Sons,  and  Adam-12."

Not just TV shows, North was equally popular on the big screen. She appeared in movies like “Git” in 1965, “I Love My Wife” in 1970, and “The Girl in the Freudian Slip.”

Twitter users expressed their grief and sorrow on the loss of the iconic voice actress.

In one of the tweets, the character Scooby-Doo is shown crying.

A memorial service will take place at 11.30 a.m. EST on Wednesday at First Christian Church in Studio City, reported the Mirror U.K.