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Famous Munchkin from 'Wizard of Oz,' Meinhardt Raabe, Dies at 94

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Flowers have been placed on the Munchkins star on Hollywood Boulevard in honor of Meinhardt Raabe, who died Friday in Florida. The Wisconsinite played the coroner when he was 23 and became one of the last surviving munchkins from "Wizard of Oz," which premiered in 1939. He was one of the few Munchkins with lines:

As coroner, I must aver
I thoroughly examined her.
And she’s not only merely dead,
She’s really most sincerely dead.

In 2007, Raabe was present for the dedication of the Munchkins star, which is located on the north side of the 6900 block of Hollywood Boulevard, outside the Kodak Theatre.

An official cause of death has not been determined yet, but it is presumed to be a heart attack. He lived in Orange Park, Florida. R.I.P., Meinhardt Raabe