Annie Wersching known as Tess from The Last of Us and Star Trek dies
Annie Wersching recently passed away at the age of 45. According to her friends and family, and confirmed by Deadlinethe Star Trek and The Last of Us actress Tess was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2020.
Wersching’s husband, actor Stephen Full, issued a statement. “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today. But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder at the simplest moment. She didn’t need music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. She goes looking for him. It’s everywhere. And we will find it.
“As she led our children, the true loves of her life, up the winding driveway and down the street, she was screaming GOODBYE! Until we were out of earshot and out into the world. I can still hear it ring. Goodbye my friend. ‘I love you little family…’”
Jon Cassar, director and producer of 24, also paid tribute. “My heart is broken into more pieces than I can count. Annie came into my world with an open heart and an infectious smile. Wielding such talent, she took my breath away.
Annie became more than a co-worker, she became a true friend to me, my family, and all of the cast and crew that worked with her. They and the fans she always found time to interact with will miss her dearly. Annie we will miss you, you made your mark and we are better for it.”
Wersching was born and raised in St. Louis with his parents Sandy and Frank. Her survivors include her husband and her children Freddie, 12; Ozzie and Archie, 4.