Who was Samantha Weinstein? How did the “Carrie” actor pass away?
Samantha Weinstein, who acted in the 2013 adaptation of "Carrie" and voiced characters in several cartoons, has died. She was 28 years old.
Her father, David Weinstein, revealed to USA TODAY on Thursday that she died on May 14 at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada, of ovarian cancer.
“We’re overwhelmed with the outpouring of tributes to Samantha,” he said. “She led a very full, charmed, and authentic life. She was very passionate about her art and worked up until her last days voicing animated characters and living as full a life as she possibly could.”
He also revealed that the photographs Samantha put on her unverified Instagram on May 15 were prepared by the actress herself for use in her goodbye post. The photographs show her happy and flying through space.
“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,” the post reads.