The “Star Trek” universe has lost one of its stars.
Hikers of all stripes are mourning the death of Annie Wersching today as news of her untimely demise from cancer on Sunday filters around the world, as reported by The New York Times (opens in a new tab).
Born in St. Louis, Wersching was a prolific actress and had also been featured on several television shows over the years, such as “General Hospital”, “24”, “The Vampire Diaries”, “The Rookie”, “The Runaways”. “Bosch” and “Timeless,” in addition to his motion capture and voice work as the character Tess in the hit video game “The Last of Us,” which was recently adapted into a streaming series on HBO Max.
For sci-fi fans, many will remember her memorable portrayal of the Borg Queen in Season 2 of Paramount Plus’ “Star Trek: Picard” last year, where she stepped into the cyborg role to take the place. by Alice Krige in 1996’s “Star Trek: First Contact.”
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Wersching’s performance was one of the standouts of this second outing of “Picard” where she played the series’ main villain with palpable presence and style.
“There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today,” Wersching’s husband Stephen Full said. (opens in a new tab) said in an official statement. “But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t need music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find him. He’s everywhere.’ And we will find it.
“As I led our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding alley and street, she was screaming GOODBYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world. I can still l ‘hear ringing. Goodbye my friend. I love you little family…'”
Picard wasn’t Wersching’s first trip to the final frontier as one of her first acting gigs during her 23-year long career was on “Star Trek: Enterprise” where she played the character Liana. in a 2002 episode called “Oasis”.
“My heart is broken into more pieces than I can count,” said 24 executive producer Jon Cassar (opens in a new tab) regarding his untimely death. “Annie entered 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 every cast and crew member who worked with her. She will be truly missed by them and the fans she always found time to interact with. Annie, we will miss you, you left your brand, and we’re only the better for it.”
Wersching is survived by her husband Stephen Full and three children Freddie, Ozzie and Archie.
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