Meinhardt Raabe, who played the Coroner of Munchkinland in The Wizard Of Oz, has died at the age of 94. He was thought to have been the oldest living Munchkin.
Raabe was 23 years old when he appeared in The Wizard of Oz as Munchkinland’s coroner. During his brief speaking role, Raabe proclaimed the death of the Wicked Witch of the East by singing: “As coroner, I must aver/I thoroughly examined her/And she’s not only merely dead/She’s really, most sincerely dead!”
Raabe regularly appeared at movie conventions and in 2007 he attended the ceremony awarding the Munchkins a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.