Actress Annie Wersching, known to fans for her work on Star Trek: Picard, 24, Timeless, and as the voice of Tess in The Last of Us video game, has passed away due to cancer at the age of 45. She is survived by her husband, actor Stephen Full, and her two children.
Annie Wersching had her on-screen debut on the show Star Trek: Enterprise. She would go on to appear in Birds of Prey, Angel, and Charmed, among others, before an 80-episode stint on General Hospital. Other notable roles include those on 24, The Vampire Diaries, and most recently The Rookie and Star Trek: Picard, where she played the Borg Queen. These last two roles were after her 2020 diagnosis.
Her husband issued this 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…’ “
Jon Cassar, who is the director and executive producer of 24, also expressed his thoughts.
“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.”
Wersching was born and raised in St. Louis by her parents, Sandy and Frank. In addition to her roles on 24, Timeless. and the Vampire Diaries, she also had roles in Marvel’s Runaways, Extant, Bosch, and Castle.
Her role in Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard occurred exactly two decades after she made her first on-screen appearance in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.
A Go Fund Me campaign has been launched in support of her family.
We at Fandom Spotlite give our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and fans.