24 Actor Annie Wersching Dies at 45

She had been privately battling cancer since 2020
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 30, 2023 1:44 AM CST
24 Actor Annie Wersching Dead at 45
FILE - Annie Wersching arrives at the FOX Winter All-Star Party in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 11, 2010.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Actor Annie Wersching, best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series 24 and providing the voice and motion capture performance for Tess in the video game “The Last of Us,” has died, the AP reports. She was 45. Wersching passed away Sunday morning in Los Angeles following a battle with unspecified type of cancer, her publicist told the AP. Neil Druckmann, who created “The Last of Us," wrote 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 with Wersching on the sci-fi series Timeless, tweeted, “We love you Annie Wersching. You will be deeply missed.”

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Wersching appeared on dozens of television shows over the course of her two-decade career. Her first credit was in Star Trek: Enterprise, and she would go on to have recurring roles in the seventh and eighth seasons of 24, Bosch, The Vampire Diaries, Marvel's Runaways, The Rookie, and, most recently, the second season of Star Trek: Picard as the Borg Queen. Wershing was diagnosed with cancer in 2020, according to Deadline, and continued working. She's survived by her husband, actor Stephen Full, and three sons. A GoFundMe campaign was set up Sunday by fellow actor Ever Carradine to support the family.

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