The entertainment world mourns the loss of Annie Wersching, the accomplished actress known for her captivating performances on popular TV series such as "24" and "Bosch," as well as for her role as Tess in the 2013 video game "The Last of Us." Wersching passed away at the young age of 45 after a two-year battle with cancer.
Confirmation of Wersching's passing was made by her husband, actor Stephen Full, in a statement to Deadline, which was later verified via a GoFundMe campaign aimed at raising financial support for her family. Full shared that the loss of his wife has left a cavernous void in their family, but expressed gratitude for the memories she has left behind.
"She left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn't require music to dance," said Full. "She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. 'Go find it. It's everywhere.' And find it we shall."
A Private Person and Dedicated Artist
Despite being diagnosed with cancer in 2020, Wersching continued to work in the entertainment industry, including on the Disney+ series "Star Trek: Picard." The St.
Louis native was known for being a private person and rarely discussed her diagnosis with the public. The exact type of cancer she had is still unknown. Wersching was a loving mother to her three children with Full and is remembered as a kind and humble person by those who had the privilege of working with her.
Director and producer of "24," Jon Cassar, shared that Wersching was more than a coworker, but a true friend to everyone on set. "Annie came into my world with an open heart and a contagious smile. Brandishing such talent, she took my breath away," said Cassar. "Annie became more than a workmate, she became a real friend to me, my family, and every cast and crew member that worked with her."
A Legacy of Captivating Performances
Wersching's talent and versatility as an actress are undeniable.
She is best remembered for her role as Tess in "The Last of Us," which was later adapted into a series, as well as for her performances as Amelia Joffe in "General Hospital," Renee Walker in "24," Julia Brasher in "Bosch," Leslie Dean in "Runaways," and the Borg Queen in "Star Trek: Picard." Wersching also made an impact as the character Lily Salvatore in the popular series "The Vampire Diaries." The entertainment industry has lost a bright star, and Wersching's legacy of captivating performances will continue to live on through her works. The thoughts and condolences of the entire community go out to her family and loved ones during this difficult time.