Wersching, mother to her three loving children named Freddie, 12, Ozzie, 8, and Archie, 4, died early on January 29 morning.
Talented Annie Wersching has passed away at the age of 45, PEOPLE reported. She was most known for her appearances in 24 and Star Trek: Picard as well as in Bosch and Timeless. Wersching received a cancer diagnosis in 2020, per Deadline.
Sadly, our #StarTrek family has lost another incredible person. From guest starring on #StarTrekEnterprise to being the Borg Queen on #StarTrekPicard, Annie Wersching will always be remembered for her talent and kindness. 💔 https://t.co/UcZDc5t7N5— Jay Stobie (@StobiesGalaxy) January 29, 2023
Wersching, a native of St. Louis, began her career as an extra in movies like Bruce Almighty and television shows like Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, and Supernatural before landing a recurring role as Renee Walker in the show 24. She spent two seasons as a cast member of 24 before moving on to several other television projects throughout her career, including a lead role as Julia Brasher in Bosch from Amazon Studios.
In the 2013 PlayStation classic The Last of Us, which has since inspired a successful HBO series of the same name, Wersching contributed motion capture and voice work. On Star Trek: Picard, she most recently played the character of Borg Queen.
Wersching, a mother to her three loving children named Freddie, 12, Ozzie, 8, and Archie, 4, died early on January 29 morning, according to her publicist. Stephen Full, Wersching's husband of 14 years told Deadline, "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 the adventure to find you. 'Go find it. It's everywhere.' And find it we shall."
Full's statement continued, "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…'"
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to aid Wersching's family. Wersching was described in the description of the fundraiser as "a private person by nature" and that her cancer diagnosis in the summer of 2020 exacerbated that. The goal of the fundraising is to assist Full in taking care of their children "grieve without the pressure of needing to work." It further stated, "It's so they can continue to live life in a way that they know would make Annie proud. Everyone loved Annie. Everyone. But however much we loved her, she loved her boys more. Let's help take care of them for her. Please give what you can and spread the word," the campaign continues.
The Last of Us video game developer Naughty Dog's co-president, Neil Druckmann, shared a link to the fundraiser and a moving message for the actress. "Just found out my dear friend, Annie Wersching, passed away," he added, "We just lost a beautiful artist and human being. My heart is shattered. Thoughts are with her loved ones."
Co-star and friend, Abigail Spencer also shared a moving tribute to the actress. "When you needed someone to come in and kick ass or elevate a storyline or your lifeline: call Annie. This is so hard… Steve… no words. Sending you & the boys heaps of love & support," Spencer said.
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