I know that sentiment may offend some -- as the loss of every man (and woman) is tragic -- but the truth is we come to know some of these folks more than others. Not every actor or actress gets the opportunities to play so many great characters in genre entertainment, and not every one of them takes the time to react with fandom the way some do. Many do seek to live private lives -- opting out of social media entirely -- but Annie Wersching did put herself out there on Twitter. I know this because I was tickled pink the day she liked a humble Tweet of mine. She did, however, choose to live out her cancer diagnosis in private, I've read, and IMDB.com suggests that she made that choice in order to preserve the chance to continue working.
Leaving behind a resume of just under fifty different screen projects, Wersching got her small screen debut in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, playing the character of 'Liana' in an hour titled "Oasis." But it wasn't all that long after that she really caught my eye, turning up in the role of 'Renee Walker' aboard one of the most incredible, adrenaline-fueled shows of the era, Fox TV's 24. In between, she made stops in such properties as Birds Of Prey, Angel, Charmed, Supernatural, Journeyman, No Ordinary Family, Touch, Revolution, The Last Of Us (video game), Intelligence, Extant, The Vampire Diaries, Timeless, Marvel's Runaways, and the oft-maligned Star Trek:Picard ... where she brought to life no less than the Borg Queen for the streaming entity.
To her credit, Wersching and the cast of The Last Of Us won the coveted trophy for 'Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game' from the 2014 Behind The Voice Actors Awards.
Prayers are extended to the family, friends, and fans of Ms. Wersching. May she rest in peace.