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Samantha Weinstein dead at 28: Cause of Death

BY Sharmeen Hussain May 24, 2023. 10:13 pm UPDATED: May 24, 2023. 10:13 pm

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Samantha Weinstein, a beloved child star and musician, died at the age of 28 after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer two and a half years ago.

Weinstein died on May 14 at Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital, according to her father, who confirmed the death to Global News Canada.

Samantha Weinstein

“Sam was actually a living embodiment of a sunbeam,” her father, David Weinstein, told the outlet.

“She was so full of positive energy, anyone who ever met her would say that she just lit up every room she walked into.”

David called her daughter a “very prolific” voice actor who loved the job because “she could just let loose and be crazy… and have fun.”

Weinstein began her acting career at age six, with credits for voicing various characters in animated television series.

She began performing in films at the age of ten, including Siblings, Big Girl, Ninth Street Chronicles, and The Stone Angel.

Big Girl took up the prize for Best Canadian Short Film at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival.

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She was cast as Heather, a high school girl, in the 2013 remake of Carrie, alongside Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.

Following her cancer diagnosis, Weinstein abandoned performing and began to “live the best life she could,” according to her father.

“The one thing that’s really struck me in the last week or so is … everyone who I talked to says that she changed their life,” Weinstein’s mother, Jojo Tindall-Weinstein, said.

“And I know that sounds really dramatic, but people are really serious when they say that. Her infectious, positive attitude actually changed the way other people live.”

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