Actress Samantha Weinstein, known for her role in the 2013 remake of “Carrie” alongside Chloë Grace Moretz, has tragically passed away at the young age of 28 following a brave two-year battle with cancer. It is with heavy hearts that we share this news, as Samantha’s vibrant talent and presence will be deeply missed.
In a heartfelt social media post earlier this month, Samantha’s family announced her peaceful passing, stating, “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 gaining wisdom beyond her years, she is embarking on her next adventure.”
Samantha began her acting journey at the tender age of 6, and her undeniable talent quickly propelled her career. Notably, she became the youngest actress to receive an ACTRA award for her role in the 2005 short film “Big Girl.” Her remarkable performances continued in projects such as “Jesus Henry Christ,” “Alias Grace,” and “Reign.” Additionally, Samantha’s voice graced various animated shows, showcasing her versatility and dedication to her craft.
In April 2021, Samantha bravely shared her battle with a rare form of ovarian cancer, expressing optimism about her future. She embarked on a challenging journey of three rounds of chemotherapy, determined to emerge stronger than ever. Throughout her medical ordeal, Samantha courageously documented her experiences and travels on Instagram, offering an inspiring glimpse into her life.
Her recent honeymoon trip to Tokyo with her beloved husband, Michael Knutson, was a testament to Samantha’s unwavering spirit. The joyful slideshow she shared captured the beauty of their bond and their shared love for exploration.
The entertainment industry mourns the loss of Samantha Weinstein, a radiant soul who left an indelible mark on those who had the privilege of knowing her. Actress Sarah Gadon, her co-star in the Netflix series “Alias Grace,” expressed, “Sam was such a bright light. It was a privilege to know her.”
Samantha Weinstein passed away on May 14, surrounded by her loved ones at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. Her legacy as a talented actress, a brave fighter, and a compassionate human being will forever be remembered. As we reflect on her extraordinary life, let us celebrate the joy she brought to the screen and the hearts she touched along the way.
May Samantha Weinstein’s spirit continue to shine brightly, inspiring us all to cherish each moment and embrace the adventures that lie ahead.