Published: Wednesday 27 December, 2017

‘Sound of Music’ Actress Dies of Cancer: Heather Menzies Dead at 68 Years Old

The actress who played Louisa von Trapp in The Sound of Music is dead. Heather Menzies died of brain cancer on Christmas Eve, according to Variety magazine.

Heather Menzies

Heather Menzies in The Sound of Music as Louisa von Trapp. (20th Century Fox)

The sad new confirmed by her son, Ryan, who said that Heather Menzies died surrounded by her family. She has three children and two grandchildren. She was the widow of actor Robert Urich, who also died of cancer in 2002.

Heather Menzies has a number of films and television appearances to her credit but it was her role in The Sound of Music that she was more known for. She was Louisa, the third of Captain von Trapp’s seven children.

Sound of Music

The Sound of Music (20th Century Fox)

The Sound of Music is one of the most popular films in history earning hundreds of millions since it was released in 1965.