The Last of Us and Star Trek actor Annie Wersching has died at 45
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Annie Wersching, the star from The Last of Us, Star Trek and other big-name titles, has died at 45 years old.
The actor's husband has confirmed the tragic news in a statement to Deadline.
“There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today," Stephen Full said.
"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...'"
He confirmed the actor died of cancer.
She's most well known as Tess in the video game version of The Last of Us, Amelia Joffe in General Hospital, Renee Walker in 24, Julia Brasher in Bosch, Leslie Dean in Runaways, and Borg Queen in Star Trek: Picard.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Annie's family in the wake of her death.
It was only created five hours ago (at the time of writing) and it's already attracted more than $75,000 in donations.
The money will be given to Stephen to help his and Annie's sons, Freddie, Ozzie and Archie, cope without their mum.
The GoFundMe says: "Annie was diagnosed with cancer Summer of 2020.
"She's a private person by nature, and the diagnosis made her even more so.
"She wanted to protect her boys. She wanted to get better so she could continue working.
"And honestly, she just didn't really want to talk about it. She wanted to live her life, on her terms, and be with her family."
It's hoped Stephen will use the money for 'baseball games', 'music lessons', to 'play little league' and 'help pay for college'.
"It's so Steve can continue Annie's tradition of filling the house with every life-sized balloon that'll fit in the car for birthday mornings," the fundraiser says.
Featured Image Credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy Stock Photo. Annie Wersching/Twitter