Von Trapp died Tuesday but the news was confirmed Saturday by
her half-brother Johannes von Trapp, according to the New York
Daily News. Von Trapp died of natural causes at her home in
Vermont, the paper reported.
No one was immediately available to comment at the Trapp Family
Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, or at the original family home, Villa
Trapp, in Austria.
Von Trapp was one of seven children of the Austrian Naval
Captain Georg von Trapp and his wife Agathe Whitehead von Trapp.
The father remarried after his wife died and had three more
children with his second wife, Maria Augusta von Trapp, who
taught the children music and wrote a book that became the
inspiration for stage and film productions of that made the
story a classic.
The von Trapp family left Austria in 1938 and performed musical
numbers across Europe and the United States before settling to
live in Vermont, where they ran a resort.
(Reporting by Carey Gillam and Kevin
Murphy in Kansas City; editing by Lisa Shumaker)
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