Interest in The Sound of Music was renewed when NBC opted to make over the musical on a television version starring Carrie Underwood. Even though reviews on the show were split, there's no doubt that the original movie catapulted the Von Trapps to become household names. Sadly, Maria von Trapp, the last of the singing children who were immortalized The Sound of Music, died in Vermont of natural causes, according to her half-brother.
Maria von Trapp was actually the third-oldest child of Agathe Whitehead and Captain Georg von Trapp. Her other siblings included Rupert, Agathe, Werner, Hedwig, Johanna, and Martina.
When Georg married his second wife, Maria Kutschera von Trapp, she wrote a book titled The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, which inspired the famous play and Julie Andrews movie musical.
No doubt Maria will be well missed by her fans and loved ones the world over.