ANnie Wersching, best known for her recurring role as Renee Walker on “24,” voiced the character Tess in the popular video game “The Last of Us,” and a variety of other acting roles has died at age 45.
Wersching died Sunday morning in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer, his publicist told the Associated Press. The type of cancer was not specified.
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Annie Wersching arrives at the world premiere of “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” on Monday, September 30, 2019 at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
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Wersching was also known for her roles in “Runaways,” “Bosch” and “The Rookie.” He has 48 acting credits on IMDb. People in Hollywood took to social media to share their love for Wersching.
“I miss my goofy friend who helped bring Tess to life. Annie, you left us too soon. You will forever be a part of the TLoU & Naughty Dog family!” Neil Druckmann, who created “The Last of Us,” tweeted. He also asked fans of the video game to consider donating to his family’s GoFundMe.
The collection says that “Annie” was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2020. “She’s a private person by nature, and the diagnosis made her even more so. She wanted to protect her children. She wanted to get better so she could continue to work. . And honestly, he didn’t really want to talk about it. He wanted to live his life, on his terms, and be with his family.”
Actress Dana Delany remembered Wersching as a very talented person.
“Just the saddest news about Annie Wersching. She was a beautiful light and a STRENGTH,” Delany wrote. “When we first met, I thought she was an acrobatic woman who was so scary. She turned out to be a phenomenal woman. Let’s help honor her by supporting her young family.”
Just the saddest news about Annie Wersching. It was a beautiful light and a STRENGTH. When we first met I thought she was a stunt woman, she was so good it was scary. It turned out she was just a phenomenal woman. Let’s help honor her by supporting her young family. https://t.co/Itqe7DlGk0 pic.twitter.com/mKvJiR35Z6
— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) January 29, 2023
Kiefer Sutherland shared touching words about Wersching after hearing the news.
“The world lost its light today,” he wrote, before tagging his co-star, saying she was “one of the best actors I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with and my friend. My heart breaks for her young family. May we remember her for the beautiful person she was.”
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Wersching is survived by her husband, actor Stephen Full, and three children.