Actress Samantha Weinstein, known for her role in the remake of the film ‘Carrie,’ has passed away at the age of 28 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
Weinstein, who had been involved in the film industry since a young age, died on May 14, as confirmed by her family through a social media post.
In April 2021, she publicly announced that she had been suffering from this illness.
“I’m a firm believer that representation in media matters, and cancer treatment is no different,” she said.
“Cancer can affect anyone – I’m living proof of that. I figure that if someone else out there with cancer sees me going through it, maybe it will give them a shred of strength too.
“While there are no guarantees in life, my outcome is very good and I have every shot of living a long, healthy life post-treatment.
“Chemo will be my toughest journey yet, but it will make me stronger than I’ve ever been.”
Family shared news
Weinstein‘s family shared the news of her passing on social media, stating that she died surrounded by her loved ones at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.
“After two and a half years of cancer treatment, and a lifetime of jet setting around the world, voicing a plethora of cartoon animals, making music, and knowing more about life than most people ever will, she is off on her next adventure,” they wrote.
Aside from her notable role in the ‘Carrie’ remake, Weinstein also appeared in films like ‘Big Girl’ (2005), ‘Toronto Stories’ (2008), ‘The Rocker’ (2008), and ‘Haunter’ (2013).
Her last film project was in 2015, playing Brooke in ‘Reign.’ Additionally, she lent her voice to the series ‘Dino Ranch’ from 2021 onwards.