BREAKING: “Wizard of Oz” Star Dies

Jerry Maren, the world’s last surviving “Wizard of Oz” munchkin, has died at 98, according to TMZ.

He suffered from dementia and passed away at a San Diego, California, nursing home.

Maren played a munchkin in the 1939 classic, “Wizard of Oz.”

UPDATE: Jerry Maren, the last surviving munchkin from “Wizard of Oz” who recently died, died from cardiopulmonary failure. He was also suffering from cachexia, “a break down of the body’s systems from chronic ailments — and senile degeneration of the brain.”

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