Maria von Trapp, daughter of Austrian Baron Georg von Trapp, prepares to play a guitar and sing with traditionally dressed children in front of her former home, Villa Trapp, in Salzburg in this July ... more 
Maria von Trapp, daughter of Austrian Baron Georg von Trapp, prepares to play a guitar and sing with traditionally dressed children in front of her former home, Villa Trapp, in Salzburg in this July 24, 2008 file photo. Maria von Trapp, a member of the Austrian family whose escape from Nazi Germany and subsequent musical career inspired the famed musical 'The Sound of Music,' has died at the age of 99, according to newspapers quoting her brother. Von Trapp died Tuesday but the news was confirmed on February 22, 2014 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. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/Files (AUSTRIA - Tags: OBITUARY ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY) less 
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