Standing at 4 feet 3, Maren was the longest-living member of the munchkins and the last surviving little person to appear in the iconic film. News of his death only began circulating on Wednesday. His nephew Lloyd Decker told the New York Times that the cause of death was congestive heart failure. Maren suffered from dementia for the past several years. He was diagnosed shortly after his wife, Elizabeth, died in
Jerry Maren, last surviving munchkin from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ dies at 98
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A lovelorn actor portraying one of the munchkins hanged himself on the set during the filming of The Wizard of Oz. This sequence begins with Dorothy and the Scarecrow trying to pick fruit from the talking apple trees, encompasses their discovery of the rusted tin man and their encounter with the Wicked Witch of the West who tries to set the Scarecrow on fire , and ends with the trio heading off to Oz in search of the Wizard:. Now, rumor has it that a small munchkin can be spotted in the background. Now, when I saw this, I began to flip out. I then got the courage to watch the movie again. I am so positive that I saw munchkin in the background who committed suicide because he was in love.
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He was His death, at a care facility in the La Jolla section, was first reported on Wednesday. A nephew, Lloyd Decker, said the cause was congestive heart failure.
Ever since it became a TV staple during the late s, "The Wizard of Oz" has been regarded as a classic family film, part of the fabric of American popular culture. But is there something sinister hidden in this classic movie? According to an urban legend, if you watch the film closely you'll see a scene in which a Munchkin commits suicide by hanging himself. This urban legend has been circulating for decades, possibly coinciding with the 50th-anniversary video release of the film back in