Actress Annie Wersching has died at 45 years old following a battle with cancer, her family has revealed.
Wersching, best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the hit series “24” and providing the voice for Tess in the video game “The Last of Us,” passed away Sunday morning in Los Angeles.
Her publicist told The Associated Press that Wersching died of cancer.
The type of cancer was not specified.
Wersching’s husband, actor Stephen Full, issued a statement, saying:
“There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today.
“But she left us the tools to fill it.
“She found wonder in the simplest moment.
“She didn’t require music to dance.
“She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’
“And find it we shall.
“As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell ‘BYE!’ until we were out of earshot and into the world.
“I can still hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I love you little family…’”
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.”
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.
She also provided the voice and motion capture performance for Tess for the popular video game “The Last of Us.”
Wersching was diagnosed with cancer in 2020, according to Deadline.
However, she continued working even after her diagnosis.
She’s survived by her husband and three sons.
A GoFundMe page was set up Sunday to support the family.
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