Annie Wersching, original actress for Tess in The Last of Us, has passed away


Our thoughts are with her family and we wish her all the best for the future.

Annie Wersching, the original actress responsible for portraying Tess in The Last of Us, has died of cancer. she was 45

News of her death broke on January 29 a contribution from The Game Awards made via their official Twitter account. The post was followed by an additional thread entry that was brought to attention a GoFundMe set up to help her husband and three sons with the cost of unpaid medical bills and their funeral.

Any remaining funds would then be used to allow the family to adjust to no longer having Annie around, while also providing savings for future expenses that might arise over the lives of their three sons.

The fundraiser also provided further insight into Wersching’s battle with cancer. Originally diagnosed in May 2020, she preferred to keep her illness private and attempted to continue treatment without drawing attention to herself. She also wanted to make sure the lives of her three sons, her husband’s lives, and her own life weren’t disrupted any more than they already were.

“She wanted to protect her boys,” reads the description for GoFundMe. “She wanted to get better so she could keep 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.”

Over the past two decades, Wersching has played several small and iconic roles in both television and video games. Her most notable were those of Renee Walker in 24 in seasons seven and eight and Tess in the original publication of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us.

Those who wish to donate to GoFundMe for their family can do so for the foreseeable future. It is currently set with a goal of $250,000, having raised over $40,000 as of the time of writing this article. Annie Wersching, original actress for Tess in The Last of Us, has passed away

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