FAREWELL: Maria Von Trapp, Woman who Inspired The Sound of Music, Dies at 99-years-old

Screenshot 2014-02-23 at 9.05.54 AMVon Trapp was the last surviving member of the Austrian family of seven brothers and sisters and died in her sleep at her Vermont home.

“It was a surprise that she was the one in the family to live the longest because ever since she was a child she suffered from a weak heart,” family friend Marianne Dorfer told the Austrian Times.

“It was the fact that she suffered from this that her father decided to hire Maria von Trapp to teach her and her brothers and sisters,” she continued. “That of course then led to one of the most remarkable musical partnerships of the last century.”

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