Samantha Weinstein, the actress from ‘Carrie,’ has died at the age of 28.

Samantha Weinstein, best known for her role in the film Carrie, has died at the age of 28.

Weinstein’s family reported her death on Instagram after the actress had been battling ovarian cancer for nearly two years.

They captioned a photo of Weinstein flying through a multicolored universe, “Hello from the other side.”

“Sam died on May 14th at 11:25 am at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, surrounded by her loved ones.”
She is off on her next adventure after two and a half years of cancer treatment and a lifetime of jet-setting across the world, voicing a myriad of cartoon animals, composing music, and knowing more about life than most people will ever know.”

“Sam was actually a living embodiment of a sunbeam,” Weinstein’s father, David, told Global News Canada of his daughter.

“She was so full of positive energy that anyone who met her said she lit up every room she walked into.”

“Samantha changed everyone’s lives,” her mother, JoJo, added. And, while that may sound dramatic, people are serious when they say it. Her contagious, upbeat attitude influenced the way others live.”

Weinstein began her acting career at the age of six, and she voiced numerous characters in animated television programs.

Her most well-known performance was as Heather, a high school student, in the 2013 remake of Carrie, featuring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.

For her part as Josephine in 2005’s Big Girl, she also received an ACTRA award for outstanding performance by a female at the age of ten.

Her father had also disclosed in her dying weeks that she was performing voiceover work for cartoons such as Mittens & Pants and Dino Ranch.

Weinstein’s final Instagram post was on May 2, when she shared some romantic photos from her honeymoon with her husband.

She confirmed her diagnosis on social media in April 2021, writing, “I have cancer.

“Many of you may be surprised to learn that I’ve been battling a rare form of ovarian cancer for the past three months.” I will be eternally thankful to my staff at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for the exceptional level of care I have received, and I will be recording my story as I go through three rounds of chemotherapy.

“I’m a firm believer that media representation matters and cancer treatment is no exception.” Cancer can afflict anybody, as I am living proof. I figure that if someone else with cancer sees what I’m going through, it might give them a glimmer of hope.

“While there are no guarantees in life, my prognosis is very good, and I have every chance of living a long, healthy life after treatment.” Chemo will be the most difficult journey I’ve ever undertaken, but it will make me stronger than I’ve ever been. Tomorrow is Day 1 for #futurecancersurvivor.”

During this tragic moment, our thoughts are with Weinstein’s family and friends.

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