What a sad Christmas piece of news! According to new reports, it looks like actress Heather Menzies, most known for playing Louisa Von Trapp in award-winning classic ‘Sound of Music,’ has lost the battle with cancer on Christmas Eve. She was 68 years old.
According to her son Ryan Urich, she has recently been diagnosed with cancer and sadly passed away after a short battle with the unforgiving illness.
The mourning son also revealed that his mother thankfully died surrounded by her family members and friends and was peaceful.
‘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,’ the man stated.
Fans may know that Heather’s first ever gig on camera happened on a show called The Farmer’s Daughter back in 1964.
She was only 15 years old when she masterfully played the role of Louisa Von Trapp in The Sound Of Music.
The said role defined her career as the film ended up being a huge box-office success.
The movie also won no less than five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Heather also starred in Piranha, Vega$, Endangered Species and Logan’s Run.
In 1975 she married fellow actor Robert Urich, and the couple adopted three kids: Allison, Emily, and Ryan.
Robert sadly passed away back in 2002 after being diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer attacking the soft tissue, six years earlier.
Heather dedicated her entire life to creating a foundation named after him that was meant to raise money for cancer research.
Rest in Peace, Heather Menzies!