Actress And Singer/Songwriter Dies At 28

Back in 2021, actress Samantha Weinstein, announced to her followers that she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. At the time that she posted about her diagnosis, she had already been receiving treatment for three months, but she decided to make her journey public so that “if someone else out there with cancer sees me going through it, maybe it will give them a shred of strength too.”

After two and a half years of battling cancer, Weinstein has died at the age of 28. The news was announced on her Instagram account. The post starts, “Hello from the other side.” Then follows the sad news. “Sam died on May 14th at 11:25am surrounded by her loved ones at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.”

While sad, the post stayed optimistic explaining what Weinstein has accomplished in her short life and hope for her future. “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.”

Weinstein is best known for playing the title role in the 2013 remake of the movie “Carrie.” Other notable credits include “Jesus Henry Christ,” “Reign,” “The Rocker,” and “The Stone Angel.”

In addition to acting, Weinstein was also a musician. She was the lead guitarist and lead singer/songwriter in the band Killer Virgins.

Weinstein is survived by her husband, Michael Knutson, whom she married in 2022. At the time, she shared a video of their first dance, which was a dance turned lightsaber battle. They met during the pandemic, and she shared, “When Michael and I started text-flirting, after just one socially-distanced-pandemic-date, we started planning our wedding.”

In an essay she wrote in July 2022, Weinstein opened up about her cancer diagnosis calling it “the worst thing that’s ever happened to me, but in the strangest of ways it has also been the best thing.” She added, “I continue to work in my dream career as a voice actor. I have more love in my life and for myself than I ever could have imagined, and I see every day as a gift.”

Rest in peace.