MARIA VON TRAPP: The Woman Who Inspired the Sound of Music, Dies at 99

Published on February 23, 2014

Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member of the Austrian family whose escape from Nazi Germany and subsequent musical career inspired the famed musical “The Sound of Music,” has died at the age of 99, according to multiple reports quoting her brother.

Von Trapp died of natural causes at her home in Vermont, the Daily News reported. Von Trapp was one of seven children of the Austrian Naval Captain Georg von Trapp and his wife Agathe Whitehead von Trapp.