Samantha Weinstein Obituary, Death – A Canadian actor and musician who began garnering acclaim at a young age is being recalled as an inspirational artist who lived the “best life” and continued to work up until the very end of her life. She passed away in January of this year. Samantha Weinstein, who was 28 years old and had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer two and a half years earlier, passed away on May 14 at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.
Weinstein started performing on stage when she was only six years old and has a long list of acting credits to her name, including roles as a voice actress for a variety of animated characters in television shows. David Weinstein, Sam’s father, once remarked that his daughter “was actually a living embodiment of a sunbeam.”
“She was so full of positive energy that anyone who ever met her would say that she just lit up every room she walked into,” which is another way of saying “she made an impression on everyone she met.” Weinstein was cast in the role of Audrey in the 2011 comedy “Jesus Henry Christ,” which starred Toni Collette. In the 2013 version of “Carrie,” which also starred Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, Weinstein portrayed the role of high school student Heather.
When she was younger, she played the lead role in the Canadian short film “Big Girl,” which went on to win the prize for Best Canadian Short Film at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival. Because of her work in that part, she was recognized by the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists (ACTRA) in 2006 as having given an exceptional female performance. At the age of 10, she established a new record for being the youngest recipient of that honor.
Her father claimed that she was also a “very prolific” voice actor, and that this was a form of artistic expression that she cherished because it allowed her “to just let loose and be crazy…and have fun.” Despite her illness, he added that she has been in the studio working on the cartoons “Mittens & Pants” and “Dino Ranch” in recent weeks.