Heather Menzies-Urich, a star of “The Sound of Music,” which continues to win hearts worldwide after more than half a century, died at age 68, an industry source said Monday.
“We… mourn the passing of Heather Menzies-Urich,” the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, which holds the rights to the musical, said on its website.
“We are all lucky to have known her, and she will happily live on in that beautiful movie. We will miss her.”
Menzies-Urich was born in Toronto, Canada.
Her husband Robert Urich died from cancer in 2002. He was a US television star who shot to fame in the 1970s through his series “Vegas” and “Spenser: For Hire.”
After his death, Menzies-Urich founded The Robert Urich Foundation to support cancer research and patient care.