Jerry Maren, Last Living Munchkin From ‘Wizard of Oz’ Has Died At 98
By Fox News // June 6, 2018
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(FOX NEWS) – Jerry Maren, born Gerard Marenghi, the last living munchkin from the “Wizard of Oz” has died, his niece told Fox News.
Stacy Michelle Barrington confirmed his death to Fox News, saying he died more than a month ago but the family decided to hold off on sharing the news with the media. She heard of her uncle’s passing through an aunt and cousin.
“I wish I had grown up with him and had spent more time and being around him growing up,” she told us. “I’m grateful to have had such important people in my family. Uncle Jerry would want the legacy of the ‘Wizard of Oz’ to continue.”
The 98-year-old actor died at a nursing care facility in San Diego, Calif.
The actor played many roles over the years, however he was best known for his time as a lollipop-toting munchkin in the classic film.
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