Canadian actress Samantha Weinstein has died at 28

Canadian actress Samantha Weinstein has died at 28

Samantha Weinstein, a Canadian actress since childhood who played high school student Heather in the 2013 remake of Carrie, is dead. He was 28 years old.

Weinstein died on May 14 at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto after battling ovarian cancer for over two and a half years. James Crammond, his agent at Noble Caplan Abrams in Toronto, said Weinstein had his last animation vocal session on May 4.

“A soldier to the end. We all miss him terribly” Crammond said The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.

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A photo was posted on Weinstein’s Instagram page, with the caption: “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 will never know, she’s off on her next adventure.”

Born March 20, 1995 in Toronto, Weinstein had a starring role playing a young girl, Josephine, in the short film big girl, which won the Best Canadian Short Film award at the Toronto Film Festival in 2005 and won the 10-year-old ACTRA Actress Best Female Performance Trophy the same year.

She also played the role of Brooke in the independent drama Kingdom and a younger Hagar in Margaret Laurence’s adaptation The stone angel novel by director Kari Skogland, also starring Ellen Burstyn and Dylan Baker.

Weinstein’s television credits include guest roles on Being Erica, less than kind, copper AND dark web, by director Vincenzo Natali. He has also done extensive voice work, including for animated series.

And Weinstein made a name for himself as a songwriter and lead guitarist for Toronto garage rock band the Killer Virgins.

Weinstein is survived by his sister Sabrina, husband Michael Knutson and parents David and Jojo Weinstein.