24 star Annie Wersching dies aged 45 after cancer battle

Annie Wersching has died at the age of 45 credit:Bang Showbiz
Annie Wersching has died at the age of 45 credit:Bang Showbiz

Annie Wersching has died at the age of 45.

The star, who was best known for her role as FBI agent Renee Walker in the TV series '24', passed away on Sunday (29.01.23) morning in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer.

Annie also appeared in the TV shows 'Bosch' and 'Timeless' and voiced the character of Tess in the popular video game 'The Last of Us'.

She had been diagnosed with cancer in 2020 but continued to act with prominent roles in both 'The Rookie' and 'Star Trek: Picard'.

Annie's husband, actor Stephen Full, said in 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 in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall.

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

Jon Cassar, a director and producer on '24', also paid tribute to the actress.

He said: "My heart is broken in more pieces than I can count. Annie came into my world with an open heart and a contagious smile. Brandishing such talent, she took my breath away. Annie became more than a workmate, she became a real friend to me, my family and every cast and crew member that worked with her. She’ll be truly missed by them and the fans she always found time to interact with. Annie you’ll be missed, you left your mark, and we’re all the better for it."

Annie is survived by her husband and sons Freddie, 12, and Ozzie and Archie, four.