Publicist Craig Schneider confirmed to CNN that actress Annie Wersching had died of cancer early on Sunday morning. Wersching had lived 45 years. Renee Walker, an FBI agent in TV series ’24’, was one of her most recognizable roles which brought her nationwide fame.
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Stephen Full, Wersching’s spouse, told CNN: “There is a yawning chasm across which this family must now pass today. But she gave us the means to meet the challenge.”
“She was able to discover awe in even the most ordinary of experiences. She could have danced without the music. Adventure, she told us, must be sought. Put your detective skills to use and look for them. There are signs of it all everywhere. We’ll get there,” she promised.
Tess’s voice in “The Last of Us” computer video game was likewise supplied by Wersching. Creator of the video game adaptation “The Last of Us” (and the forthcoming HBO Max series) Neil Druckmann tweeted about Wesching’s death.
“Annie Wersching, a great friend of mine, just passed away. An incredible talent and a kind person have passed away. Those words destroyed my heart. Our hearts go out to her close family and friends.”
The parent company of both CNN and HBO Max is Warner Bros. Discovery. Ever Carradine, an actor in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” started a GoFundMe to help Annie’s kids and husband “enjoy life in a manner they know would make Annie proud.”
Annie Wersching and her husband. CREDIT: Getty Images
Throughout the 2000s and into the 2010s, Wersching was a mainstay on several television programs. On the famous ABC soap opera “General Hospital,” she portrayed Amelia Joffe in 2007.
While co-starring with Kiefer Sutherland in the seventh and eighth seasons of the blockbuster Fox drama “24,” her big break came in 2008 when she was cast as FBI agent Renee Walker.
Wersching’s other prominent TV roles include those of Harry Bosch’s (Titus Welliver) love interest in the 2014 Amazon Prime series “Bosch” and that of the vicious vampire Lily Salvatore on the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries.”
Wersching, who played the Borg Queen on “Star Trek: Picard” in 2022, routinely posted images of herself from the set while in character, often with heartfelt expressions of appreciation to the makeup and prosthetic professionals who helped bring her character to life.
According to IMDb, Wersching’s last major acting appearance was in “Star Trek Picard,” which airs on Paramount+.
Wersching’s spouse wrapped off his remarks with a heartfelt recollection of his late wife on Sunday night.
‘She would always cry “BYE!” as I drove our two sons — her authentic loves — down the long driveway and street. I haven’t turned it off yet, and it’s still ringing in my ears. Goodbye my Buddie. “I adore you, my little family…'”
Her untimely death is such a shock to us all. Prayers to her family as they go through this challenging ti