Annie Wersching, ‘24’ actress Dies at 45

Annie Wersching died early Sunday morning in Los Angeles. She was best known for her roles on the TV shows “Star Trek: Picard,” “24,” “Bosch,” and “Timeless.” Wersching had reached the age of 45.

Craig Schneider, Ms. Wersching’s publicist, said she had died. In a statement made public on Sunday, Mr. Schneider said that cancer was the reason. He said that Ms. Wersching was diagnosed in 2020, but she kept acting. She played the Borg Queen on the second season of “Picard,” a “Star Trek” spinoff on Paramount+, and the serial killer Rosalind Dyer on the ABC crime show “The Rookie.”

Ms. Wersching was also known for her roles as police officer Julia Brasher on the Amazon show “Bosch” and engineer Emma Whitmore on the NBC show “Timeless.” She played FBI agent Renee Walker on the Fox show “24.”

Annie Wersching
Annie Wersching

In a statement, Wersching’s husband said:

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 us. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall,”

Wersching also played Tess’s voice in the video game “The Last of Us.” Neil Druckmann, who is in charge of the new HBO Max show “The Last of Us,” which is based on the game, posted on Twitter about Wesching’s death:

“Just found out my dear friend, Annie Wersching, passed away. We just lost a beautiful artist and human being. My heart is shattered. Thoughts are with her loved ones.”

Throughout the 2000s and into the 2010s, Wersching was a regular in TV dramas. In 2007, she played Amelia Joffe on “General Hospital,” a long-running soap opera on ABC. In 2008, she played FBI agent Renee Walker on the hit Fox show “24,” starring Kiefer Sutherland in the seventh and eighth seasons. This was her big break.

Wersching has also played the love interest of Titus Welliver’s character, Harry Bosch, on Amazon Prime’s “Bosch” in 2014. She has a recurring role as the evil vampire Lily Salvatore on the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries.”

Wersching’s husband ended his speech on Sunday with a touching memory.

“As I drove our boys, the real loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell, BYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world. Even now, I can still hear it. Bye, my Buddie. “‘I love you, small family…'”