The worldwide swine flu pandemic has claimed another victim with the death of the lovable Sneezy from the Seven Dwarves, according to media reports.
"All the signs were there, I don't know how I don't spot it sooner," said Doc, one of the remaining six dwarves, choking back tears.
It's been a bad week for the dwarves after Snow White was kidnapped earlier in the week. Police are said to be still probing her snatch.
"We've fingered Little Red Riding Hood for the abduction of Miss White," announced PC Plod at a packed press conference in Toytown.
"Although we do not believe that she acted alone, we are still trying to trace the entire cast of Captain Pugwash in relation to Miss White's snatch," he added.
"If anyone sees Seaman Staines, I'd appeal to them to contact us immediately," he concluded.