“We just lost a beautiful artist”: The Last of Us Creator Neil Druckmann Mourns Annie Wersching’s Tragic Passing at 45, Best Known for Playing Tess in Game

“We just lost a beautiful artist”: The Last of Us Creator Neil Druckmann Mourns Annie Wersching’s Tragic Passing at 45, Best Known for Playing Tess in Game
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The tragic passing of Annie Wersching at the age of 45 has left the fans in dismay and gloom. The actress who is known for starring in Marvel runaways, 24, Star Trek: Picard, and voicing the character Tess in 2013’s game of year winner, The Last of Us, recently passed away while battling cancer.

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Fans alongside her family and co-stars have been mourning the tragic loss, as her close ones describe Wersching as a pure and hardworking soul. The Last of Us creator Neil Druckmann, who was also a friend of Wersching, shared his condolences for his colleague.

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Annie Wersching
Annie Wersching

Annie Wersching Passes away after a 2-year long battle with cancer

After making her debut in 2002’s Star Trek: Enterprise, the actress rose to stardom through her performance in 24. Annie Wersching then went on to garner more prominent roles in substantial shows like Marvel’s Run Aways and Star Trek: Picard throughout her 2-decade-long career.

The actress was first diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2020, but it didn’t stop her from working, as she kept on acting throughout her illness on projects like Star Trek: Picard. But the actress’ eventual passing after a two-year-long battle with cancer was finally announced through a gofundme account, which was set up to raise funds for her family. Her husband Stephen Full confirmed the tragic news by stating,

“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.”

Besides being a talented actress, Annie Wersching was also known for her performance as Tess in Ubisoft’s Magnum Opus. The actress added a new dimension to the character of Tess through her vocal performance and her acting for the character through the use of motion capture. With everyone saddened by the loss, Neil Druckmann too shared a heartfelt message on the loss.

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Annie Wersching as Tess in The Last of Us
Annie Wersching as Tess in The Last of Us

Neil Druckmann shares a heartfelt message after the tragic loss

The news of the Star Trek actress passing away came out as a shock to everyone, as the actress was very private about her life, and the type of cancer she was battling wasn’t specified. The Last of Us creator Neil Druckmann, who was also a friend of Wersching, was saddened by the loss.

The Naughty Dog co-president along with many other celebrities shared the Gofundme campaign, which was set up to help the actress’ family after their tragic loss. Druckmann also expresses his sadness for the tragic event through a heartfelt tweet stating,

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The Last of Us Creator Neil Druckmann
The Last of Us Creator Neil Druckmann

Even though Annie Wersching is no longer among us, she will always live through our memories of her significant performances in every project she was affiliated with. Fans and celebrities from all around the globe have expressed their condolences to the actress’s family for their colossal loss.

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Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with The Everly Brothers, Billy Joel, and The Platters. Having expertise in everything related to Batman, Santanu spends most of his time watching and learning films, with Martin Scorsese and Park Chan-wook being his personal favorites. Apart from pursuing a degree in animation, he also possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a writer at Fandomwire with over 1500 articles.