Annie Wersching played the Borg Queen on the second season of Star Trek: Picard.
The Star Trek world lost a bright light today with the passing of 45-year-old Annie Wersching, who portrayed the Borg Queen on the second season of Star Trek: Picard. Deadline reported the news that Wersching had passed away after a battle with cancer which she was diagnosed with in 2020.
Along with being well-known for her short time on Star Trek, Wersching had prominent roles in 24, Borsch, and Timeless. Her husband, Steve, issued a heartbreaking statement after the death of his wife.
"“There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today. But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall.As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell BYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world. I can still hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I love you little family…’ “"
Star Trek mourns Annie Wersching and honors her contribution to the Star Trek franchise.
Akiva Goldsman, the executive producer of Star Trek: Picard, told Startrek.com that the actress was a gift to all and an utter joy to work with. While showrunner Terry Matalas said his heart was broken to hear about Annie’s passing. He said she made the set a joy every day she was there and was a true professional and beautiful human being.
Wersching is survived by her husband Stephen Full, and their three children, Freddie, Ozzie, and Archie. A GoFundMe has been set up to help Wersching’s family as they navigate this loss and learn to live as a family of four now.
We here at Red Shirts Always Die offer our sincerest condolences to Wersching’s family and friends.