Annie Wersching who played fan favorite Renee Walker on 24 Season 7 and 8 has passed away this morning at the age of 45 from a private battle with cancer.
Jon Cassar, director and executive producer of 24, paid tribute with the following message:
My heart is broken in more pieces than I can count. Annie came into my world with an open heart and a contagious smile. Brandishing such talent, she took my breath away. Annie became more than a workmate, she became a real friend to me, my family and every cast and crew member that worked with her. She’ll be truly missed by them and the fans she always found time to interact with. Annie you’ll be missed, you left your mark, and we’re all the better for it.
Other 24 stars have paid their respects on social media:
The world lost a light today @Wersching was one of the greatest actors I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and my friend. My heart breaks for her young family. May she be remembered for the beautiful person that she was.
— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) January 30, 2023
I’m heartbroken at the loss of such a fantastic actress and person. Kind hearted, funny, caring and dedicated to her craft. My condolences to her family. So so sorry for your loss https://t.co/6SudLlWSq6
— Mary Lynn Rajskub (@MaryLynnRajskub) January 30, 2023
Heartbroken by the news of Annie Wersching’s passing. She was such a special soul, who lit up every room with her smile, sense of humor, and laugh. She was one of those rare people who just made everything more fun. Sending prayers of strength and peace to her family. @Wersching
— Carlos Bernard (@CBernardsbull) January 31, 2023
Our “24” family is saddened by the news of Annie Wersching’s passing. Such a great talent who will always be remembered by friends, family, and peers. https://t.co/PGdjB0f9N6 pic.twitter.com/SNQgj70CY0
— Dennis Haysbert (@DennisHaysbert) January 30, 2023
I don’t know how or where to begin.
A devastating gut punch to the core.
Annie is, was a beautiful, bright, love filled source of light. She was kind and generous. I wish I had more to give .
For Annie's Boys ❤️ Freddie, Ozzie and Archie
— Sprague Grayden (@spragueg) January 29, 2023
@Wersching you were a lovely person and an incredible actress. You will be missed beautiful lady.
— Sarah Wynter (@sarahwynter) January 29, 2023
I can’t even wrap my head around this loss. Annie was a beautiful human, abundantly devoted mother, so kind, so hard working, funny and a wee bit nuts. I will miss our banter but grateful for so many fucking fantastic memories. @Wersching pic.twitter.com/kHY4fT04Nj
— marci michelle (@marcimichelle) January 29, 2023
We lost a beautiful soul today, a friend, a incredible talent, and the best mom and wife. @anniewershing you left your mark and you'll be missed. This is my favorite picture of the many I took, from the time we spent together on 24. pic.twitter.com/AQXtzTFH7O
— Jon Cassar (@joncassar) January 29, 2023
Annie will be greatly missed. A Go Fund Me fundraiser has been set up to help pay for funeral expenses and support Wersching’s family – husband Stephen Full, and her three sons – Freddie (age 12), Ozzie (age 9) and Archie (age 4).