Heather Menzies-Urich, a star of “The Sound of Music,” which continues to win hearts worldwide after greater than half a century, died at age 68, an trade supply stated Monday.
“We… mourn the passing of Heather Menzies-Urich,” the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, which holds the rights to the musical, stated on its web site.
“We are all lucky to have known her, and she will happily live on in that beautiful movie. We will miss her.”
Menzies-Urich, then a young person, had the position of Louisa von Trapp, one of many kids of Captain von Trapp performed by Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, who starred with English actress Julie Andrews.
Menzies-Urich’s son, Ryan Urich, stated she had been recognized with mind most cancers and died on Christmas Eve surrounded by household, in keeping with superstar web site TMZ, in addition to Variety journal’s web site.
Menzies-Urich was born in Toronto, Canada.
Her husband Robert Urich died from most cancers in 2002. He was a US tv star who shot to fame within the 1970s by way of his sequence “Vegas” and “Spenser: For Hire.”
After his demise, Menzies-Urich based The Robert Urich Foundation to assist most cancers analysis and affected person care. On the group’s web site, she wrote that she tried to stay by her late husband’s motto: “Never give up — never, ever give up.”
“The Sound of Music” opened on Broadway in 1959 and was made right into a film in 1965 with memorable hit songs together with “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” and the title monitor itself.