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FILE - Original Munchkin Meinhardt Raabe attends the "Wizard of Oz" 70th Anniversary Emerald Gala at Tavern on the Green in New York, in this Sept. 24, 2009 file photo. Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in "The Wizard of Oz," died. Friday morning April 9, 2010 according to his caregiver, Cindy Bosnyak, at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla. He was 94 and was one of the few surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Raabe, 'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin actor, dies at 94

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Meinhardt Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in ``The Wizard of Oz' and proclaimed in the movie that the Wicked Witch of the East was ``really most sincerely dead,' has died. He was 94.

His caregiver, Cindy Bosnyak, said Raabe - pronounced RAH'-bee - died Friday morning at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla. He was one of the few surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film.

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