Maria Von Trapp dies at age 99: Woman behind 'Sound of Music'

February 23, 2014 1:19 AM

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In sad news today, Maria Von Trapp has passed away at the age of 99. On Feb. 22, US Magazine shared the news about how the woman who actually inspired the original "Sound of Music" movie has died after living a long and full life.

She was the only member of the Von Trapp family that was still alive. She did have younger siblings that did not pass away yet, but they were between her father and his new wife and not part of the original family. It is shocking that she actually was able to live this long considering that she has ...

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