Actor Annie Wersching, a well-known performer best remembered for her role as FBI agent Renee Walker in the popular television series “24” and as the voice of Tess in the acclaimed video game “The Last of Us,” has passed away at the age of 45, She is death in Los Angeles on Sunday morning after battling cancer, though the specific type of cancer was not disclosed.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Annie Wersching began her career in the entertainment industry over two decades ago and went on to appear in numerous television shows throughout her career. Her first credit was in the series “Star Trek: Enterprise,” and she went on to have recurring roles in “24”, “Bosch,” “The Vampire Diaries,” Marvel’s “Runaways,” “The Rookie,” and most recently, in the second season of “Star Trek: Picard” where she played the character of Borg Queen.
Wersching’s voice acting and motion capture performance for the character of Tess in the popular video game “The Last of Us” was also highly praised. The creator of the game, Neil Druckmann, expressed his sadness at Wersching’s passing, writing on Twitter that “We just lost a beautiful artist and human being. My heart is shattered. Thoughts are with her loved ones.”
Actor Abigail Spencer, who appeared alongside Wersching on the science fiction series “Timeless,” also shared her condolences on Twitter, writing “We love you Annie Wersching. You will be deeply missed.”
According to Deadline, Wersching was diagnosed with cancer in 2020 but continued to work throughout her illness. She leaves behind her husband, actor Stephen Full, and three sons. In response to her passing, a GoFundMe page was created on Sunday to support her family during this difficult time.
Annie Wersching ’s death is a loss to the entertainment industry, and her contribution to the television and video game world will not be forgotten. Her talent and dedication to her craft will continue to inspire future generations of artists and actors, and her legacy will live on through her work.
As fans and fellow actors alike mourn the loss of Annie Wersching, we take a moment to remember her life and her contributions to the entertainment industry. Wersching’s talent, dedication, and hard work made her a well-respected and loved performer, and her passing leaves a void in the industry that will be felt by many.