Annie Wersching, best known for her roles as FBI agent Renee Walker in “24” and as Tess in the video game “The Last of Us,” has died. She was 45 years old.
Wersching died Sunday morning in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer, according to her publicist. The cancer type was not specified.
“We just lost a beautiful artist and human being,” Neil Druckmann, creator of “The Last of Us,” wrote on Twitter. My heart is broken. “Our thoughts are with her family.”
“We love you Annie Wersching,” actor Abigail Spencer, who co-starred with Wersching on the sci-fi series “Timeless,” tweeted. You’ll be sorely missed.”
Wersching, who was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, appeared on dozens of television shows during her two-decade career.
Her first credit was in “Star Trek: Enterprise,” and she went on to have recurring roles in “24,” “Bosch,” “The Vampire Diaries,” Marvel’s “Runaways,” “The Rookie,” and, most recently, “Star Trek: Picard” as the Borg Queen in the seventh and eighth seasons.
She also performed Tess’ voice and motion capture for the popular video game “The Last of Us.”
According to Deadline, Wershing was diagnosed with cancer in 2020 but continued to work. Her husband, actor Stephen Full, and three sons survive her. On Sunday, a GoFundMe page was set up to help the family.