'Sound of Music' star Heather Menzies Urich passes away

ANI | Updated: Dec 26, 2017 09:47 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec 26 (ANI): Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, best known for portraying Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 film 'The Sound of Music', has died at the age of 68.

She was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme about a month ago, and her health declined rapidly, her son Ryan Urich told CNN.

He said his mother died on Sunday, surrounded by loved ones at a family home in Canada.

Born in Toronto, Menzies-Urich's first screen credit came in the TV series 'The Farmer's Daughter' in 1964.

She was 15 when she was cast as the second-eldest daughter and third eldest of the seven von Trapp children in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical 'The Sound of Music', a box office smash that won several Academy Awards.

Menzies Urich is survived by three children and eight grandchildren. (ANI)