Actress Annie Wersching fought long and hard against cancer but ultimately lost her life to the disease last month in January 2023. The 45-year-old star from hit television shows like 24, Timeless, and Bosch will forever be remembered for the amazing work she did for the screen. On Saturday, friends and family of Wersching turned to social media to confirm that the 45-year-old actress had passed away following her three-year battle against cancer after she was diagnosed in the summer of 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although Wersching was fighting for her life, she continued to do the work she loved. She held down several acting jobs following the terrible prognosis and was featured in Star Trek: Picard and The Rookie. Since her passing, tributes have flooded social media channels as family, friends, and fans all remember the wonderful actress for the content she created in the name of her art.
Wersching’s husband, Stephen Full, confirmed the actress’s death on Sunday in a statement on social media. The husband clarified to fans that the 45-year-old actress had lost her life to the grueling disease that she fought valiantly for years.
“There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today,’ wrote Full, who is also an actor and had three sons with the actress,” Full wrote. “But she left us the tools to fill it,’ he added. ‘She found wonder in the simplest moment.”
Full, 53, took the opportunity to speak up about his wife’s amazing legacy and explain that she was a talented actress who will not be forgotten anytime soon.
“She didn’t require music to dance,” wrote Full. “She taught us not to wait for the adventure to find you. Go find it. It’s everywhere. And find it we shall.”
While Wersching was acting for the hit action series 24, her director Jon Cassar felt her power. He turned to Twitter following her death to explain that she “left her mark” on Hollywood and would not be forgotten anytime soon.
“My heart is broken in more pieces than I can count,” wrote 64-year-old Cassar. “Annie came into my world with an open heart and a contagious smile,’ he continued. ‘Brandishing such talent, she took my breath away.”
Cassar added, “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.”
Wersching began her acting career two decades ago when she was just twenty-four years old. She made small appearances in hit shows like General Hospital and Supernatural until she started getting more lucrative leading roles in other shows like 24. That was in 2009, and it was her big break.