Annie Wersching, renowned for her appearances in 24, Bosch, and Timeless, has passed away as confirmed by her publicist. She was 45 years old and succumbed to cancer.
Despite being diagnosed in 2020, Wersching continued to act, taking on important roles in Star Trek: Picard as the Borg queen for Season 2, and as a character in The Rookie. Additionally, she lent her voice to Tess in the acclaimed The Last Of Us video game, which has been adapted into a television series by HBO.
The husband of Wersching, Stephen Full, expressed his sentiment in 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…’ “
In a statement by Akiva Goldsman, an executive producer of “Picard,” described Ms. Wersching as a “gift” and an “utter joy” to work with. “Her entire ‘Star Trek’ family is heartbroken,” he said.
Jon Cassar, the executive producer of 24, shared his grief. “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. 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. She’ll be truly missed by them and the fans she always found time to interact with. Annie, you’ll be missed, you left your mark, and we’re all the better for it.”
Raised in St. Louis by Sandy and Frank, Wersching’s first major role was as Amelia Joffe on General Hospital. Following that, she was cast as Renee Walker in Seasons 7 and 8 of 24. Wersching has also had major roles in The Vampire Diaries, Runaways, Extant, Timeless, Bosch, and The Rookie.
In one of her last performances, she appeared in the second season of Star Trek: Picard twenty years after she first got her start in a Star Trek: Enterprise episode.
Annie Wersching is survived by her husband and their three children, Freddie, Ozzie, and Archie Full. A fundraising page can be found here to aid them.
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