Annie Versing, who played Tess in The Last of Us, died of cancer at the age of 45.
According to Deadline, Annie Versing has died. She was a star in the world of television. Having first become widely known as Renee Walker in the popular show “24”, she appeared in such popular programs as “Star Trek”, “NCIS”, “Out of Time” and many others.
Gamers will no doubt remember her primarily as Tess Servopolous, Joel Miller’s cheeky companion in the post-apocalyptic world of The Last of Us. She was also the woman behind Tassin in the EA anthem.
Verschingh’s battle with cancer began in 2020, but she continued to act after she was diagnosed, continuing her work as Rosalind Dwyer in The Newcomer, as well as joining Picard from Star Trek as the Borg Queen.
Fans and peers say goodbye to Tess Versing
Friends and co-stars took to social media to share their condolences, including Troy Baker, Miller’s voice in TLoU.
Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you are grateful for the simple gift of knowing them.
Annie, so much of Tess is what you imbued into the character. Your strength is her strength and in some way, you live on in not only her but the many roles you brought to life. pic.twitter.com/8jJLiRTazd
— Troy Baker (@TroyBakerVA) January 29, 2023
“Never miss an opportunity to tell someone that you are grateful for the simple gift of getting to know them,” he said. “Annie, so much of Tess is what you put into the character. Your strength is her strength, and in a way you live not only in her, but also in many roles that you have brought to life.”
Evan Winters of “The Newcomer” also chimed in, calling her “very dear” to the show’s family.
A GoFundMe was also launched in her memory to raise funds for her husband and three young children.
Versching leaves behind an impeccable legacy, and fans around the world mourn this great loss. Her influence as an actress, friend, mother and creator will live on in the hearts of those she touched, as well as in the amazing work she has done throughout her career.