Annie Wersching, who played the Borg Queen in Star Trek: Picard and Renee Walker in the series 24, passed away at age 45. Wersching made her acting debut as Liana in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise in 2002 when she was 25. She appeared in nearly 40 television shows, two video games, and two films. Wersching initially featured on the crime drama television series 24, Season 7 as special FBI agent Renee Walker. She carried on the role until the end of season 8 when her character was assassinated.
Wersching’s death at age 45 following a two-year fight with cancer has been verified by Deadline. According to a page set up on GoFundMe to help Wersching’s children, she kept her cancer diagnosis mostly a secret because she wished to “live her life, on her rules, and be with her family.” Her husband, Stephan Full, said, “Today, there is a big hole in this family’s soul.
She taught us that you should not wait for the adventure to find you. ‘Look for it. It’s all over the place.’ And we will find it. As I drove our boys down the winding street, she would cry BYE! until we were out of sight. It’s still ringing in my ears. Goodbye, Buddy. ‘I love you, my family…”
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Wersching was undoubtedly seen in at least one of my favorite shows, and her death devastated the industry. Viewers and industry professionals are mourning Wersching’s death and urging people to donate to her family via the GoFundMe campaign. Wersching will be missed, whether as Renee Walker on 24, the Borg Queen on Picard, or any of her other memorable performances.