Samantha Weinstein, a Canadian actress and musician, lost her life to ovarian cancer at 28 years old.
She was remembered as an inspiring artist who lived life to the fullest and continued to work until her final days.
According to her Instagram account, Weinstein passed away on May 14th in the company of her loved ones at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.
The caption continued, “After battling cancer for two and a half years and living a life full of travel, voicing countless animated characters, creating music, and gaining a wealth of knowledge about life, she is now embarking on her next journey.”
Weinstein began her acting career at six years old and was known for voicing characters in various animated TV shows. She played Heather in the 2013 remake of Carrie and Audrey in the 2011 comedy Jesus Henry Christ, starring Toni Collette. In 2005, she played a leading role in Big Girl, which won the Best Canadian Short Film award at the Toronto International Film Festival. She received the 2006 Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) award for outstanding female performance for her role in the film, becoming the youngest recipient of the award at the age of 10.
“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 was also a member of the band Killing Virgins.