‘Carrie’ Actress Samantha Weinstein Dead at 28 After Two-Year Battle With Cancer
Samantha Weinstein, who starred in the 2013 remake of Carrie with Chloë Grace Moretz, has died at the age of 28 after a two-year battle with cancer.
Weinstein’s family announced the news of her passing in a social media post earlier this month.
“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,” the post read.
She got her start acting at the age of 6, and soon after landed a role in the 2005 short film Big Girl, for which she became the youngest actress to receive an ACTRA award. She has since starred in Jesus Henry Christ, Alias Grace, and Reign.
More recently, Weinstein worked in voice acting for various animated shows.
In April 2021, Weinstein announced she was battling “a rare form of ovarian cancer.” She shared she would be undergoing three rounds of chemotherapy, but appeared optimistic about her possible recovery.
“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,” she said at the time.
On Instagram, she documented her travels and her medical journey over the years. The last post she shared before her passing was a slideshow of her honeymoon trip to Tokyo with her husband, Michael Knutson. The pair married in October 2022 after meeting during the pandemic.
“Sam was such a bright light. It was a privilege to know her,” actress Sarah Gadon commented on the post announcing Weinstein’s passing.
Gadon and Weinstein co-starred in the Netflix series Alias Grace.
According to her family’s announcement, Weinstein died on May 14, “surrounded by her loved ones” at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.