Maria von Trapp died at her home in Vermont on Tuesday, her brother, Johannes von Trapp, told the Associated Press.

He said she was a “lovely woman who was one of the few truly good people”.

Von Trapp and her family fled Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938 and ended up performing around the US.

Their story eventually inspired the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music, and subsequent 1965 hit film.

Coincidentally  I was just in Vermont last Sunday.

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** Last of Trapp Family Singers dies **
The last surviving member of the Trapp Family Singers, whose life story inspired The Sound of Music, dies at the age of 99. < http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/news/world-us-canada-26311694 >