Wizard of Oz's last surviving munchkin dies at 98
Jerry Maren is now somewhere over the rainbow
Actor Jerry Maren, the last surviving 'munchkin' from The Wizard of Oz, died last week at the age of 98, TMZ reports.
His funeral was held over the weekend at Forest Lawn in Hollywood, according to the report. TMZ reports the death comes after years of health issues, including dementia.
Maren was 18 years old when he played the Lollipop Guild Munchkin in the Oscar-winning film.
We are sad to report that we have just confirmed the passing of Jerry Maren, the Lollipop Guild Munchkin, who delighted audiences and festival goers for years. While Jerry joins his late wife Elizabeth somewhere over the rainbow, we are all happy to have known him. RIP, Jerry.Posted by All Things Oz on Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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