Actress Annie Wersching, who played the original Tess in Naughty Dog’s first version of The Last of Us game, has unfortunately passed away due to cancer. She was 45 years old.
Annie Wersching’s Husband Shares Tribute
In a statement via Deadline, Wesching’s husband, actor Stephen Full, said that she was such a wonderful person that she would find “wonder in the simplest moment.” She did not even need music just to dance, he said. “She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you,” he shared. “’ Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall.”
The Last of Us Cast Members Share Tributes
The Last of Us actor Troy Baker also shared his tribute on his Twitter account. “Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you are grateful for the simple gift of knowing them,” he said. “Annie, so much of Tess is what you imbued into the character. Your strength is her strength and in some way, you live on in not only her but the many roles you have brought to life.”
Marlene’s actor Merle Dandrige also shared her tribute, thanking her. “You are loved,” she said.
Anne Wersching’s Roles in Various TV Shows
Wersching has worked in various TV series in the past. In the gaming industry, she was popular for her role as Tess in The Last of Us, but in other media, she was very popular for the television shows, 24, Bosch, and Timeless. She even worked even after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2020, continuing shoots with her prominent roles in Star Trek: Picard as the Borg Queen in Season 2, and The Rookie.
On the General Hospital TV show, Wersching took on her role as Amelia Joffe, her first major role. On the 24 TV show, she starred as Renee Walker in seasons 7 and 8.
Wersching by her husband and children Freddie, 12; Ozzie and Archie, 4.
To support her family, a GoFundMe page has been set up.