Famous actress was just pronounced dead after being diagnosed with Brain Cancer. I HATE cancer!
She played one of the singing von Trapp children in the hit 1965 film, “The Sound of Music.” The beautiful Heather Menzies-Urich has passed away at age 68 after a short battle with cancer.
Her son, Ryan Urich, confirmed the devastating news. He spoke with Variety sharing that his mother died late Sunday in Frankford, Ontario.
It wasn’t long ago that she was diagnosed with cancer, and we were all shocked that she passed away so soon. Urich touched on the fact that his mother was an incredible woman.
She wasn’t just an actress, but an inspiration to everyone that knew her. Heather always lived her life to the fullest. It was one of our favorite things about her.
“She was an actress, a ballerina and loved living her life to the fullest,” Urich said.
You probably remember her from playing Louisa von Trapp in the Sound of Music. Furthermore, she was the third-oldest of the seven von Trapp children. The musical starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
It also went on to get five Academy Awards. Of course, from there the rest was history.
“Heather was part of ‘the family.’ There is really no other way to describe the members of the cast of the movie of ‘The Sound of Music,'” Ted Chapin, president and chief creative officer of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, said in a statement.
Some of her other film credits include “Hawaii” and “Piranha.” She also appeared in several television shows such as “Logan’s Run” and had guest spots on “Dragnet,” ”Bonanza,” ”Marcus Welby, M.D.” and other series.
She is survived by two other children, several grandchildren and a great grandchild. Meanwhile, please continue to keep this family in your prayers during this heartbreaking time.