Actress Samantha Weinstein Passes Away at 28 After Battling Ovarian Cancer
Actress Samantha Weinstein, who starred in the remake of the film Carrie, has died at the age of 28 after battling ovarian cancer that was diagnosed in 2021.
“After two and a half years of cancer treatment and after a lifetime of traveling the world, voicing cartoons, making music, and learning more about life than many will ever know, she is off on a new adventure,” her family said in a message last week.
The message was posted on Instagram, which states that the young woman died surrounded by her loved ones in a hospital in Toronto, Canada.
Marriage and Cancer Diagnosis
The singer had also married her fiancé Michael Knutson on October 29 of last year, a day that she described in networks of the “best of my life.”
By then, the actress had already been undergoing cancer treatment for months after an ovarian cyst was removed in January 2021. Four months later, she told her followers that she had been fighting a “rare” type of ovarian cancer for three months.
“Cancer can affect anyone, I am the best proof of that. I guess if someone else out there with cancer sees me how I’m doing, maybe it will give him some strength. While nothing is guaranteed in this life, the outcome is expected to be good and I have a good chance of living a long and healthy life after treatment,” she said in a subsequent message.
Born in Toronto in 1995, Weinstein had already participated in numerous series and TV movies when she starred in 2013 with Chloë Grace Moretz in the remake of Carrie, the 1970s horror film inspired by a Stephen King novel.
If after acting in some series, most of her professional work thereafter focused on giving voice to cartoon characters, according to the IMDb website.
Our thoughts are with Samantha Weinstein’s family and friends during this difficult time.