Actress Annie Wersching, best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series “24” and providing the voice for Tess in the video game “The Last of Us”, has died. She was 45 years old.
Wershing died Sunday morning in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer, his publicist told The Associated Press. The type of cancer was not specified.
Neil Druckmann, who created “The Last of Us”, wrote on Twitter that “we just lost a beautiful artist and human being. My heart is broken. Thoughts are with his loved ones.”
Actor Abigail Spencer, who appeared alongside Wersching in the sci-fi series “Timeless”, tweeted, “We love you Annie Wersching. You will be greatly missed.”
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Wersching appeared in dozens of television shows during her two-decade career.
Her first credit was on “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.
She also provided the voice and motion capture performance for Tess for the popular video game “The Last of Us”.
According to Deadline, Wersching was diagnosed with cancer in 2020, and continues to work. She is survived by her husband, actor Stephen Full, and three sons. a gofundme page Sundays was established to support the family.