Samantha Weinstein, who was best known for playing Heather in the 2013 horror film Carrie, has died. She died at the age of 28.
Samantha Weinstein, 28, passed away after a cancer battle.
Weinstein's family shared her Instagram photos with the hope that she would return to the heavenly home. She passed away on May 14, 2023, while being surrounded by her loved ones.
Samantha's family issued a statement on her official Instagram page, which read, "Hello from the other side." Sam died on May 14th at 11:25am, with her loved ones, at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.
"She is on her next adventure after two and a half years of cancer treatment, traveling around the world, singing a slew of cartoon animals, making music," according to the statement.
When did Samantha Weinstein reveal her cancer diagnosis?
The Big Girl actress posted on her Instagram page in January 2021 that she was recovering from "emergency surgery to remove a massive cyst that swallowed one of my ovaries." Nearly three months later, she revealed on Instagram that she had been privately "battling a rare form of ovarian cancer for the past three months."
Samantha said, "I'm a firm believer in media representation, and cancer treatment is no exception." Cancer can affect anyone, and I'm living proof of that. Perhaps it will give someone else who has cancer the same feeling of strength."
Sam shared another update on her Instagram page in June 2022. Then, she wrote, "My surgery went well today!" "I'm so ecstatic," she said.
"Anxiety (especially before a major surgery!) can be a stressed little rabbit with a pocket watch leading you down a deep, dark hole, but your fears are not facts!" she warned her followers, and let them wash over you, say hi. "Livewithcancer."
Samantha Weinstein's response to her cancer diagnosis?
Weinstein wrote an essay for the website LoveWhatMatters in July 2022, in which she talked about her cancer diagnosis, her love affair, and her revelation as non-binary.
"I've learned that the worst things in the world can turn out to be incredible blessings wrapped in sandpaper," she said. "Getting cancer is the worst thing I've ever experienced, but it has also been the greatest thing in some strange ways."
"I'm still living with cancer," said the Rocker star, "and with my parents since the future is uncertain (on the bright side, we've never been closer!"
Samantha continued, "I have more love for myself and in my life than I ever imagined," and "Every day is a gift." There are still days when I can't stop crying — I'm in pain, or my thoughts get the better of me — but I'm learning to trust my loved ones to shoulder the load.
"Okay, maybe saying cancer is the best thing that ever happened to me is a bit of a stretch, but it certainly isn't a witch's curse," she concluded the news piece, adding, "It's certainly a witch's joke."
Samantha Weinstein was born in 1986.She was a model and actress.
Samantha Weinstein, born on March 20, 1995, was interested in acting at the age of 6 and participated in many films, including Siblings (2004), Big Girl (2005), Ninth Street Chronicles (2006), The Rocker (2008), and Toronto Stories (2008).
For her role in the film Big Girl in 2006, she was the youngest performer to receive the award.
Weinstein was cast in the Carrie remake in 2013. Following this, she was seen in films like Haunter and Reign. Along with this, she appeared in several television programs including At The Hotel, 72 Hours: True Crime, Super Why! and The Border.
Samantha was also a gifted voice actor. She sang and played keys to several well-known cartoon characters such as Sloan Plunderman in D.N. Ace, Jalopi in Kingdom Force, and Clara Tinhorn in Dino Ranch.
Samantha Weinstein ascended to the Catholic faith in June 2022.
Samantha revealed her queer past in June 2022. She wrote, "When I was little, I remember teachers dividing the class into boys vs girls. Standing with the girls I wondered why I felt so different from them, like I didn't belong." When I started auditioning for more grown-up roles, I would stare at the pages wondering what a "normal girl" would look like. I sure as hell didn't know."
"I would stare blankly at my classmates like an alien – I thought myself a prude." "When I got on stage with my band wearing clothes that showed my breasts, I felt exposed, wrong... so I started wearing androgynous clothes because it just felt right – I felt like myself when I broke the gender boundaries."
Weinstein said, "When I would push that down into a box, it wasn't me!" I was just inventing some fantasy. Sure, I loved the queer community, and I always felt a connection to them, but it wasn't all in my head."
Samantha Weinstein's love life can be viewed in a split second.
Samantha Weinstein was a married lady. In the year 2022, she wed her husband, Michael Knutson. The couple exchanged their vows in an ceremony that took place in October 2022.
"It was the greatest day of my life" she wrote along with a series of photos of the couple from their wedding day.
Michael and Samantha shared their first dance to The Velveteins' "Don't Yah Feel Better." They danced to the sound of Star Wars' legendary "Duel of the Fates."
Weinstein disclosed that the couple visited Japan for their honeymoon in a tweet on May 2: "We flew FIRST CLASS BABY!!! The champagne was flowing and they prepared this soup that I swear to god was made of children's tears."
"I actually SLEPT like for real on a plane for the first time," she said, "It was like sleeping in a car seat that went all the way down, but when I got up we had less than two hours till we touched down, and I felt AMAZING. Worth it for the 13 hour time difference."
Samantha Weinstein is remembered by netizens.
Many followers of the film star stopped by the comments section of the post to express their condolences.
"My heartaches, but these pictures also make me smile so hard," one user said. She was an incredible creature to behold. I was constantly amazed by her. She did indeed burn beautifully. Sending so much love xo."
"Good bye Sam, your good energy and enthusiasm will be missed on earth, but I'm certain you're bringing it to heaven with you," a fellow social media user wrote. "I'm certain you'll be greatly missed." My sincere and sincere condolences to all of the loved ones.
Sam radiated more joy and good energy than most people ever did, according to a third follower. I'll miss you, Sam, and may you rest in peace.
Another person expressed his frustration by writing, "Wow. This absolutely breaks my heart." Sam's family and friends are all receiving sincere thanks. She will be greatly missed," according to a later comment.
Samantha Weinstein was predeceased by her family and husband Michael Knutson. We offer our sincere condolences to all who loved her. Stay tuned for the latest news from the showbiz world.