Samantha Weinstein, 'Carrie' Actress Dies at 28

Samantha Weinstein dies of cancer at 28 of age

By Betty Cruise May 26, 2023
Samantha Weinstein, Carrie Actress Dies at 28
Samantha Weinstein, 'Carrie' Actress Dies at 28

Samantha Weinstein died young.

Samantha Weinstein, an actress and singer who co-starred alongside Chloe Grace Moretz in the 2013 Carrie adaptation, passed away from cancer at the age of 28.

In a post on her Instagram earlier this month, the star's family shared the sad news that Weinstein passed away on Sunday, May 14, "at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto," "surrounded by her loved ones."

"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," they wrote in the caption.

"Sam was such a bright light", wrote Weinstein's co-star in the Alias Grace episode of Netflix. "It was a privilege to know her."

The Canadian actor read audiobooks as well as had roles in cartoon programmes like D.N. Ace, according to her biography on the Penguin Random House website. She started acting at age 6, played in a garage rock band called Killer Virgins, "and in her spare time practices martial arts and plays electric guitar."

In addition to portraying Heather, a classmate of Carrie White in the Stephen King adaptation Carrie from 2013, Weinstein has also appeared in Jesus Henry Christ (2011) and Haunter (2013).