Actress Annie Wersching, best known for her roles in the hit show “24” and the Marvel series “Runaways,” has passed away at the age of 45.
Wersching had been battling cancer for some time and her death was confirmed by her family on January 29th.
“It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our beautiful Annie,” her family said in a statement to People. “She was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend who brought laughter and joy to all who knew her.”
Wersching rose to fame in the early 2000s when she starred as FBI agent Renee Walker in “24.” She then moved on to play Leslie Dean in the Marvel series “Runaways” and also had a recurring role in the NBC drama “Timeless.”
In addition to her acting career, Wersching was also an avid philanthropist and was passionate about animal rescue.
Wersching is survived by her husband, Stephen Full, and their two children.
The news of her death has been met with an outpouring of love and support from her fans and peers alike. “Annie was a bright light,” wrote “24” co-star Kiefer Sutherland on Twitter. “Her passion for her craft, her family and her life was inspiring. She will be deeply missed.”
Annie Wersching will be remembered for her incredible talent, her passion for her work, and her kind spirit.