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The Last of Us Co-Creator remembers actress Tess Annie Wersching

The last of us Co-creator Neil Druckmann mourns the passing of actress Annie Wershing, who passed away Sunday at the age of 45. 24And BushAnd KhalidaMarvell runaways And Stark Trek: Picard – Voiced and performed motion capture for Tess in The last of us A video game for the PlayStation, which was written and co-directed by Druckmann. Wersching was diagnosed with cancer in 2020 and has battled the disease privately, according to an announcement on her Facebook page. Druckmann also shared a file GoFundMe campaign Supporting her family: Her husband, actor Stephen Voll, and their children Eddie, Ozzie, and Archie, ages 12, 9, and 4.

“Just found out that my dear friend Annie Wershing has passed away. We have just lost a beautiful artist and human being,” Druckmann wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “My heart is broken. Thoughts are with her loved ones.”

In a subsequent tweet, Druckmann shared behind-the-scenes photos of Wersching’s role as smuggling survivor Tess in the 2013 Naughty Dog video game, which was made into a TV series for HBO. Anna Torv plays the character on TV.

“I miss my silly friend who helped bring Tess back to life. Annie, you left us so early,” Druckmann wrote. You will forever be a part of it TLoU And the Naughty Dog family! TLoU fans… let’s show what we’re made of. Please consider making a donation to her children’s facility.”

werching The last of us Co-star Troy Baker, who voiced the motion-capture performance of Tess’ partner, Joel Miller, also paid tribute on Twitter. Share their photos TLoU Baker wrote: “Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you’re grateful for the simple gift of getting to know them. Annie, so much of Tess is what you add to the character. You live not only in her but also in the many roles you bring to life.”

At the time of this writing, GoFundMe from Wersching She raised over $120,000 of a $250,000 goal.

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