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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/29/2010

Von Trapp family member dies

By James Buck
Agathe Von Trapp, whose family was the inspiration for the classic 1965 film "The Sound of Music," has died at 97 in the Baltimore suburb of Towson, said a longtime friend.

Agathe Von Trapp (far right) and her siblings at a Mass honoring their father in 2007. (By Craig Line/Associated Press)
According to an Associated Press report, Mary Louise Kane said Wednesday that Agathe (AY'-gah-thah) died the previous day of congestive heart failure at a hospice. The two lived in Glyndon, Md., and ran a kindergarten at the Sacred Heart Catholic parish.

Von Trapp was the oldest daughter of Austrian naval officer Capt. Georg (GAY'-org) Ritter von Trapp. His seven children by his first wife were the basis for the singing family in the 1965 musical.

By James Buck  | December 29, 2010; 11:57 AM ET
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So long. Farewell. Bye bye.

Posted by: rpcv84 | December 29, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

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