Hollywood actress, Heather Menzies-Urich, best known for portraying Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 film “The Sound of Music” has passed on at the age of 68.
The actress died on Sunday night, December 24 in Frankford, Ontario.
According to her son, Ryan Urich, Menzies-Urich, had recently been diagnosed with cancer.
Urich said his mother died on Christmas Eve, surrounded by her children and family members.
“She was an actress, a ballerina and loved living her life to the fullest.
“She was not in any pain but, nearly four weeks after her diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, she had enough and took her last breath on this earth at 7:22 pm,” he said.
Toronto born Menzies-Urich’s first screen credit came in the TV series “The Farmer’s Daughter” in 1964. She was then cast as the third-oldest of the seven von Trapp children in “The Sound of Music.”