’24,’ ‘Timeless’ actor Annie Wersching dies of cancer at age 45

Actor Annie Wersching, best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series “24” and voicing Tess in the video game “The Last of Us,” has died at age 45. Wersching’s publicist told The Associated Press that she passed away Sunday morning in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer.

“The Last of Us” creator Neil Druckmann 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.”

Wersching appeared on dozens of television shows over the course of her two-decade career including “Star Trek: Enterprise,” and recurring roles in “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.”

Wershing was diagnosed with cancer in 2020, according to Deadline, and continued working. She’s survived by her husband, actor Stephen Full, and three sons. A GoFundMe page was set up Sunday to support the family.

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