Actor Annie Wersching, best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker on the series “24” and as Tess in the video game “The Last of Us,” has died. She is 45 years old.
Wersching died Sunday morning in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer, her publicist told The Associated Press. The type of cancer was not specified.
“The Last of Us” creator Neil Druckmann tweeted: “We just lost a beautiful artist and human being. My heart is broken. Missing the one she loved. exist.”
Actor Abigail Spencer, who starred alongside Wersching in the sci-fi series Timeless, tweeted: “We love you Annie Wersching. You will be dearly missed.”
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Wersching has appeared on dozens of television shows during her two-year career.
Her first credits were on Star Trek: Enterprise, and she has since appeared on 24, Bosch, The Vampire Diaries, Marvel’s Runaways, season seven of Rookie, and Eight seasons of recurring roles,” and most recently as Queen Borg in the second season of “Star Trek: Picard.”
She also voiced and performed motion capture for Tess in the hit video game The Last of Us.
According to Deadline, Wershing was diagnosed with cancer in 2020 and continues to work. She is survived by her husband, actor Stephen Full, and three sons. A GoFundMe page was set up on Sunday to support the family.