Samantha Weinstein, a Canadian actress since childhood who played high school student Heather in the 2013 remake carrie, died. she was 28
Weinstein died May 14 at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto after a battle with ovarian cancer. James Crammond, her agent at Noble Caplan Abrams in Toronto, said Weinstein worked through May 4 to do an animation speaking session.
“A Trouper to the end. We all miss her terribly,” Crammond said The Hollywood Reporter.
A photo was posted to Weinstein’s Instagram page with the caption: “After two and a half years of cancer treatment and a life of jet-setting tours around the world, speaking to a plethora of cartoon animals, making music and knowing life more than most people would ever know, she’s embarking on it the way to the next adventure.”
Born in Toronto on March 20, 1995, Weinstein had a breakthrough role as Josephine big girl, which won the Best Canadian Short Film award at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival and brought ten-year-old actress ACTRA the Best Female Performance trophy that year.
She also played Brooke on the indie drama Govern and a younger Hagar in the adaptation by Margaret Laurence The Stone Angel Novel by director Kari Skogland. The film also starred Ellen Burstyn and Dylan Baker.
Weinstein’s TV appearances have included guest starring on “ be erica, less friendly, copper And dark web, by director Vincenzo Natali. She has also done extensive voice acting, including for animated series.
And Weinstein made his name as the lead singer-songwriter and lead guitarist for the Toronto garage rock band Killer Virgins.
Survivors include her sister Sabrina, husband Michael Knutson, and parents David and Jojo Weinstein.