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Annie Wersching of '24' and ‘Last of Us’ dies of cancer at age 45

She was also a part of Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, CSI, NCIS, Castle and The Vampire Diaries

Annie Wersching of '24' and ‘Last of Us’ dies of cancer at age 45

Annie Wersching 

Last Updated: 01.02 PM, Jan 30, 2023


Annie Wersching, who is best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the popular Kiefer Sutherland's series 24, succumbed to cancer on Sunday in Los Angeles. Annie reportedly fought the disease for two years. The announcement was made by her publicist.

Annie, who was also the voice of Tess in the video game The Last of Us was 45-years-old, and is survived by her husband, actor and comedian Stephen Full, and their three sons. Annie and Stephen tied the knot at their Los Angeles home in September 2009.

It was in 2020 that she was diagnosed with an unspecified cancer, but that did not put an end to Annie's acting career. She continued to act, and appeared in The Rookie and Star Trek: Picard post her diagnosis.

Upon learning of her death, Annie's sci-fi series Timeless co-star Abigail Spencer tweeted, “We love you Annie Wersching. You will be deeply missed.”

Although Annie had limited roles in series such as Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, Killer Instinct, Supernatural, and Cold Case, she secured her first long-standing role in seasons 7 and 8 of 24, in which she played FBI Special Agent Renee Walker. Post this, she went on to have guest roles in several series like CSI, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles, Hawaii Five-0, Body of Proof, Castle, and The Vampire Diaries. 

In 2012, she was the voice and motion-capture actor of Tess from PlayStation 3's The Last of Us video game. 

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