Samantha Weinstein is dead. The actress was then 28 years old
The family announced the death of Canadian actress Samantha Weinstein. The actress who played Heather in the 2013 movie Carrie passed away at the age of 28. She had been battling ovarian cancer for over two years. “She was the living embodiment of the radiant sun,” her father said in an interview with Canada’s Global News on Wednesday.
Sam passed away on May 14 at 11:25 am at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto surrounded by her loved ones. After two and a half years of cancer treatment and a lifetime of traveling the world, voicing many cartoon animals, composing music and knowing more about life than most people know, she embarks on her next adventure. Weinstein.
Despite battling cancer, Weinstein was still working on another dubbing role 10 days before her death, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the manager of 28-year-old James Cramond. She was brave to the end. “We all miss her terribly,” he added.
“She was the living embodiment of the radiant sun,” her father said in an interview with Canada’s Global News on Wednesday. “She was so full of positive energy that anyone who ever met her would say she just lit up every room she walked into,” he added.
Samantha Weinstein – who was she?
Weinstein has been involved in acting since early childhood. She made her debut in a movie set at the age of six. In 2005, she became the youngest person ever to receive Canada’s prestigious ACTRA Award for her breakthrough role as Josephine in Big Girl. She was only ten years old.
Recognition brought her the role of Heather in the horror movie “Carrie” from 2013. She also appeared in the drama “Reign”, the movie “Presence” and the series “Grace and Grace”. Samantha Weinstein has also done voice acting in animated films. She was also a singer-songwriter and guitarist for the rock band Killer Virgins.
Samantha Weinstein – Illness
Over two years ago, the 26-year-old actress was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which ultimately led to her death on May 14. After being diagnosed with Weinstein’s disease, according to her parents in an interview with Global News, she decided to live life to the fullest. Then she visited Japan and went to Hawaii. On October 29 last year, she married her childhood friend, Michael Knutson.
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Global News, The Hollywood Reporter, People
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