Doug Jones, Dana Delaney and TK are Hollywood entertainment and gaming industry insiders paying tribute to the life and career of actress Annie Wersching.
Wersching died Sunday in Los Angeles at age 45 from cancer, her agent says hollywood reporter. She was first diagnosed in 2020 and kept her condition private, leaving her death shocking for many of her friends and colleagues in the Hollywood creative community.
The actress — now surviving with her husband, Stephen Full, and three children, Freddie, Ozzie and Archie — has appeared in a number of notable television roles, including Star Trek: Picard, 24, Timeless, Bosch, Marvel’s Runaways, General Hospital and Diary of a vampire. She is a lead voice actress in the hit video game Naughty Dog Our Last.
Born in St. Louis, Wersching graduated in 1999 with a BFA in musical theater and upon graduation she began performing around the country at major states and festivals in Utah, Chicago, etc., before moving to Los Angeles in 2001. There she continued her work as a stage actress before making her first television appearance on Star Trek: Enterprise. She’ll be returning to the Trek universe with Paramount+’s Picard and act as a regular collaborator with the creative team members behind 24, Castle and Supernatural.
“We lost a ray of sunshine today,” she tweeted escape co-star Ever Carradine.
Neil Druckmann, co-chairman of Naughty Dog and executive producer of HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us added: “I just learned that my dear friend, Annie Wersching, has passed away. We just lost an artist and a beautiful person. My heart is broken. The thoughts are with her loved ones.
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