The Sound of Music star Charmian Carr has died, aged 73.
The actress passed away in Los Angeles after complications from a rare form of dementia, Steve Hughes, the manager of Carr’s website confirmed in a statement online.
“Me and my family are so sad to have to post this message and will miss her dearly … She was such a nice, cheerful person,” Mr Hughes wrote.
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Carr was best known for her role as the eldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, in the academy award winning movie, “The Sound of Music.”
She was 21 at the time the movie was filmed, and is famous for singing the beloved song “I Am Sixteen Going on Seventeen.”
Social media has lit up with tributes to the star since her passing.
It is with infinite sadness that I share the tragic news that the precious & exquisite Charmian Carr , beautiful Liesl , has passed away .
— Kym Karath (@KymKarath) September 18, 2016
The Sound of Music lost a beloved member of the family w/ the passing of Charmian Carr. She will be forever missed. pic.twitter.com/ehqec4uWrr
— 20th Century Fox (@20thcenturyfox) September 18, 2016
— Carl Sutton (@CarlSutton9) September 18, 2016