A Canadian actor and musician who won accolades from an early age is being remembered as an inspiring artist who lived “the best life” and continued to work even in her final days.
Samantha Weinstein, 28, died on May 14 at Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer 2 1/2 years ago.
Weinstein had been acting since the age of six, with multiple credits to her name, including for voicing various characters in animated television series. “Sam was actually a living embodiment of a sunbeam,” said her father, David Weinstein. “She was so full of positive energy, anyone who ever met her would say that she just lit up every room she walked into.” Weinstein played high school student Heather in the 2013 remake of “Carrie,” starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, and was cast as Audrey in the 2011 comedy “Jesus Henry Christ,” starring Toni Collette.
As a child, she had a starring role in “Big Girl,” which won the Best Canadian Short Film award at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival.Read more on etcanada.com