Sound of Music familys Rosmarie Trapp dies peacefully as family pay tribute

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The Sound of Music family's Rosmarie Trapp has died "peacefully" aged 93, her family have confirmed.

Rosmarie's family inspired the classic 1965 movie and she lived in the US after escaping Nazi-occupied Austria.

While her cause of death is unknown, her passing was shared by her family in a statement on Instagram.

Describing Rosmarie as a 'kind' and 'gentle' soul, it reads: "Rosmarie Trapp passed away peacefully on Friday evening at the age of 93; she was in the presence of loved ones all day long.

"Her kindness, generosity, and colorful spirit were legendary, and she had a positive impact on countless lives.

"Please respect our family’s privacy as we take time to process this loss, and prepare to celebrate the life of an amazing woman.

"We believe the best way to recognize Rosmarie is to demonstrate the same selfless kindness and generosity that she exemplified daily."

Rosmarie was born on February 8, 1929.

The eldest of Captain Georg Johannes von Trapp and Maria Augusta von Trapp's seven children, she emigrated to the US in 1938 to escape Austria, which had been invaded by the Nazis and was under Hitler's control.

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