Canadian actress, Samantha Weinstein was not survived by any children. However, she was married to a man named Michael Knutson in October 2022.
Born on March 20, 1995, she began her professional acting career when she was just 6 years old. By 13 years old, she had appeared in several movies and tv shows including Siblings, Big Girl, and Ninth Street Chronicles. The Stone Angle, Toronto Stories, and more.
In 2006, she won an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female for her role in Big Girl. She was the youngest actress to ever win the award during that period.
Weinstein was also a voice actress who was featured in several cartoons including Babar and the Adventures of Badou, Gerald McBoing Boing, Wishfart, D. N. Ace, Let’s Go Luna!, Dino Ranch, and more.
She died on May 14, 2023, from cancer. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2021 when she was just 25 years old. Her death was announced by her family via a social media post.
“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 statement read.
Before her death, Weinstein opened up about her health experience after she had emergency surgery.
“I’m a firm believer that representation in media matters, and cancer treatment is no different. Cancer can affect anyone – I’m living proof of that. I figure that if someone out there with cancer sees me going through it, it may give them a shred of strength too. While there are no guarantees in life, my outcome is very good and I have every shot of living a long, healthy life post-treatment. Chemo will be my toughest journey yet, but it will make me stronger than I’ve ever been,” she shared.