Actress Annie Wersching, known for her role in the TV show 24, has passed away at the age of 45. The actress was battling cancer for a long time and succumbed to the disease on January 29, her family has confirmed.
Wersching appeared in a number of shows and films in her career and continued to work even after her diagnosis in 2020. Read on to know more about the actress’ life and career.
Annie Wersching Dies at 45
Annie’s husband, actor Stephen Full, announced her death with a statement: “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…,” he added.
The actress is survived by her husband and three children, Freddie, 12; Ozzie, and Archie, 4. Her family has now set up a GoFundMe campaign to support the children. “She wanted to protect her boys. She wanted to get better so she could continue working. And honestly, she just didn’t really want to talk about it,” reads the fundraiser.
“She wanted to live her life, on her terms, and be with her family. Everyone loved Annie. Everyone. But however much we loved her, she loved her boys more. Let’s help take care of them for her,” it says further.
The Actress Worked in Star Trek: Picard Post her Cancer Diagnosis
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Wersching started her career with a guest role in Star Trek: Enterprise in 2002. She then went on to appear in brief roles in Charmed, Killer Instinct, Supernatural, and Cold Case. In 2007, she played the role of Amelia Joffe on ABC’s General Hospital.
Wersching rose to fame with the portrayal of FBI Special Agent Renee Walker in 24 seasons 7 and 8. In 2014, she had a starring role in Amazon Prime’s crime drama Bosch. She also served as a voice and motion-capture actor in the video game The Last of Us. In 2020, the actress was diagnosed with cancer. However, she continued to act and starred in the second season of Star Trek: Picard as the Borg Queen.
Friends from the Industry Pay their Condolences
Many of the actress’ friends and colleagues from the industry have expressed their grief over her death. Jon Cassar, the director and producer of 24, said, “My heart is broken in more pieces than I can count. Annie came into my world with an open heart and a contagious smile. Brandishing such talent, she took my breath away.”
The Last of Us co-creator Neil Druckmann tweeted, “Just found out my dear friend, Annie Wersching, passed away. We just lost a beautiful artist and human being. My heart is shattered. Thoughts are with her loved ones.” A fan also wrote, “Such a wonderful, gifted actor gone so young due to cancer! I was watching her in a role she played last night.”
Our heartfelt condolences to Annie Wersching’s family. May her soul rest in peace!