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Actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies

Actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies

The Canadian actress who played Louisa Von Trapp in 'The Sound of Music' has died aged 68. Heather Menzies-Urich's death was announced by the estate of the musical's creators, Rodgers & Hammerstein, on Monday (Dec 25), media reports said.

Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, who played one of the singing Von Trapp children in the hit 1965 film, 'The Sound of Music,' has died. She was 68. She recently had been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Menzies-Urich played Louisa Von Trapp, the third-oldest of the seven Von Trapp children, in the film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

'The Sound of Music' captured five Academy Awards, including best picture.

According to media reports, Menzies-Urich is survived by two other children, several grandchildren and a great grandchild. Her husband, actor Robert Urich, died in 2002. After his death, Menzies-Urich established the Robert Urich Foundation to raise funds for cancer research.