Annie Wersching, an actress best known for her roles on the TV series “Star Trek: Picard,” “24,” “Posh” and “Timeless,” died Sunday morning in Los Angeles. She is 45 years old.
Ms Wersching’s death was confirmed by her publicist, Craig Schneider. The reason is cancer. Schneider said in a statement released Sunday. Ms. Wersching was diagnosed in 2020 but continued her acting career, playing the Borg Queen in the second season of “Picard,” the “Star Trek” spinoff, as well as serial killer Rosalind Dyer on ABC. Crime series “The Rookie.”
Mrs. Wersching is also known for her roles as police officer Julia Brasher on the Amazon series “Bosh” and as engineer Emma Whitmore on the NBC series “Timeless.” On Fox’s “24,” she played FBI Special Agent Renee Walker.
“Today there is a hollow hole in the soul of this family,” Ms. Wersching’s husband, actor Stephen Full, said in a 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.”
Whenever she and her sons left their house, Mrs. Wersching said “Bye!” Mr. Full noted. Unless they’re out of earshot.
“I can still hear it ringing,” he said. “Bye, my friend.”
In Interview with Paramount+ show “The Ready Room”. Mrs. Wersching described playing the Borg Queen as “definitely a little intimidating”. He noted that he familiarized himself with the role and those who had previously played it before moving forward with his own interpretation and performance. “It’s an iconic role,” he said. “I’m really excited for everyone to see.”
In A statement Released Sunday, “Picard’s” executive producer Akiva Goldsman described Ms. Wersching as a “gift” and “an absolute joy.” “His entire ‘Star Trek.’ The family is heartbroken,” he said.
In a statement, “24” director and producer John Cassar said he was saddened by the loss of a colleague and friend. “Annie came into my world with an open heart and an infectious smile,” he said. “Showing such talent, she took my breath away.” He added, “She will be truly missed.”
Mrs. Wersching was born and raised in St. Louis by her parents, Sandy and Frank Wersching. She is survived by her husband and their three children, Freddie, Ozzy and Archie Full.