Retraction: Jerry Marin Not Dead

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The internet is certainly no stranger to false death reports, and last night, we inadvertently repeated one of those reports when we posted that Jerry Maren, the last surviving cast member from The Wizard Of Oz had passed away. However, in the clear late of the next day, it is being made known that he is still very much alive.

Sometimes in the rush to get news reported, everyone depends on the same erroneous report that started the cycle of rumor. We made that mistake last night and we apologize to Mr. Maren, his family, friends and fans for that mistake.

In our own defense, this is the first time that I have had to write a retraction like this and hopefully, it will be the last.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.
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MarciaGreenwood
February 29, 2016 11:07 pm

RT @LisaGinKC: Unconfirmed report: Jerry Maren, last surviving “Wizard of Oz” munchkin, has died at 96. https://t.co/bZePKiUUEv https://t.c…

LisaGinKC
February 29, 2016 10:49 pm

Unconfirmed report: Jerry Maren, last surviving “Wizard of Oz” munchkin, has died at 96. https://t.co/bZePKiUUEv https://t.co/bqGwzOCBTd

Andrew Tisch
February 29, 2016 11:18 pm

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MGoBlue1982
March 1, 2016 4:55 am

RT @LisaGinKC: Unconfirmed report: Jerry Maren, last surviving “Wizard of Oz” munchkin, has died at 96. https://t.co/bZePKiUUEv https://t.c…

margewooldridge
March 1, 2016 3:29 am

Jerry Maren, The Last Surviving WIZARD OF OZ Munchikin, 96 – https://t.co/8jyIiMv586

Dawn Korus Winarski
March 1, 2016 1:02 pm

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margewooldridge
March 2, 2016 5:09 pm

Retraction: Jerry Marin Not Dead – https://t.co/8jyIiMdtJw

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