‘Carrie’ actress Samantha Weinstein dies at 28: What was the cause of death?
Samantha Weinstein, known for her role in the 2013 remake of Stephen King’s ‘Carrie’ and voice actor for a number of cartoons, has died at the age of 28.
Actor Samantha Weinstein, best known for her role in the 2013 remake of the classic horror film ‘Carrie’ by Stephen King, has died in her hometown of Toronto at the age of 28 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
According to her Instagram account, which shows a picture of her floating in the cosmos, she died on May 14 “surrounded by her loved ones at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto”.
“After two and 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.”
Samantha Weinstein: Actor, voice talent, musician
Weinstein began her acting career at the age of six. Her biggest movie role was playing Heather, the high school bully who bedeviled Carrie and got her just deserts at the prom when Carrie demonstrated the full extent of her telekinetic powers. She also portrayed Audrey in the 2011 film Jesus Henry Christ.
The actor was a prolific voice talent who portrayed many animated characters in the span of her career.
Weinstein was also a musician, founding the garage rock band Killer Virgins for whom she was the lead singer, lead guitarist, and song writer.
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Samantha Weinstein: Cancer was the worst thing, the best thing
She was diagnosed at the age of 25 with what she called a “rare ovarian germ-cell yolk sac tumor” in an essay she wrote for “Love What Matters”. In the article, she wrote about how her husband was her rock throughout her health struggles, about accepting her sexuality as a non-binary bisexual/pansexual, and about coming to terms with her illness.
“Getting cancer is the worst thing that’s ever happened to me, but in the strange of ways it has also been the best thing… Okay, so maybe saying cancer is the best thing thing that ever happened to me is a bit of a stretch, but it certainly isn’t a witch’s curse either… and if it is then that witch certainly has a sense of humor.”