What happened to Samantha Weinstein?

Samantha Weinstein, the Canadian actress who won an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female in 2006, has been reported dead by her family.

They shared in a statement on social media that she died on May 14, 2023, after one and a half years of battling with cancer and receiving numerous treatments. She was 28 years old. Her death occurred on May 14, 2023.

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,” Weinstein opened up about her disease in a message she shared.

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,” a statement by the family also read.