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The Last of Us Actress Annie Wersching Passes Away at 45

Annie Wersching, known for her role as Tess in The Last of Us, Borg Queen in Star Trek and Renee Walker in 24 passes away from cancer at the age of 45.

The Last of Us actress Annie Wersching has died from cancer at the age of 45. The news comes only a week after her character made an appearance in HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us, and her passing was announced in a statement from her husband.


Although known for her performances in 24, Bosch, and Timeless, gamers will best know Wersching for her performance as Theresa "Tess" Servopoulos in The Last of Us, a role for which she did motion-capture and voice acting. Wersching also voiced a minor character, Tassyn, in Bioware's Anthem.

Following a statement from her husband, Stephen Full, the official Twitter account of The Game Awards announced that "Annie Wersching... has sadly passed away from cancer at the age of 45." A follow-up tweet noted that a GoFundMe has been established to support her family, particularly her three boys who are between 4 and 12 years old. Details on the page reveal that Wersching "was diagnosed with cancer Summer of 2020," and that the news made her even more private than she had already been in an attempt to "protect her boys," and "live her life, on her terms, and be with her family."

Tributes have since poured in from devastated fans, colleagues, and friends. Troy Baker, who voiced protagonist Joel Miller in The Last of Us, wrote "Annie, so much of Tess is what you imbued into the character."

The Last of Us is currently streaming on HBO. Anna Torv, who is currently taking on the role of Tess in a performance that has been universally celebrated. Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey have seamlessly adopted the personas of Joel and Ellie respectively in a show that has everyone from critics to fans encapsulated, another footnote in The Last of Us' incredible legacy, which Wersching played no small part in.

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