Jerry Maren, the worlds last living munchkin has passed away. He was 98.
Maren was best known as a member of the Lollipop Guild. He was the munchkin that handed the lollipop to Dorothy right before she started along the yellow brick road.
He actually passed away nearly a week ago, his funeral was held this past weekend.
Jerry Maren, who passed away at the age of 98, was the last surviving member of “The Lollipop Guild.” https://t.co/DvRlImsDxq— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) June 6, 2018
Jerry Maren, 98— RealGilbertACP (@RealGilbertACP) June 6, 2018
(Jan 24, 1920 - May, 2018)
Known as a Lollipop Guild Munchkin in 1939’s “The Wizard Of Oz”, Maren was usually the credited or uncredited “midget” in many films such as the Marx Bros’ “At The Circus,” “Flesh And Fantasy,” “Superman And The Mole Men” and more. pic.twitter.com/GKDLhey0i7
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. pic.twitter.com/TjUpNSiyFb— All Things Oz Museum (@ATO_museum) June 6, 2018