The Vampire Diaries Star Paul Wesley published a touching tribute to him and Ian Somerhalderthe on-screen mother and former co-star of Annie Wersching at the age of 45. “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Annie Wersching – a wonderful and talented person whom I had the good fortune to know,” Paul, 40, wrote in a sweet selfie of the two. “Please contribute to the Go Fund Me page created in his name below. Link below.”
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— JARED PADALECKI ♥️ PAUL WESLEY ♥️ TOM ELLIS ♥️ (@ILEAKF) January 29, 2023
The St. Louis native became the main antagonist as the mother of Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stephan (Paul Wesley), Lillian ‘Lily’ Salvatore. The character appeared in the show’s sixth and seventh seasons, reappearing as a vampire after supposedly dying in 1858.
Annie sadly died aged just 45 on Sunday January 29 after a private battle with cancer. A GoFundMe page for her husband Stephane Full and their sons freddie12, Ozzie9 and Archie4, notes that she was diagnosed in 2020, however, did not manifest with her illness and continued to work on several film and television projects, including The recruit.
Julie Plecthe show runner for The Vampire Diariesalso posted a tribute via Twitter. “So sad for her. I became a fan of ’24’ and was blessed to have Annie playing the mommy to two of the sexiest vampires in town,” she wrote. “This go fund me is for his family. RIP Annie, your wonderful soul. For Annie’s boys…Freddie, Ozzie and Archie,” she also said.
“Annie was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2020. She is a private person by nature, and the diagnosis made her even more so. She wanted to protect her boys,” read the post on the GoFundMe page, aiming to raise money for her husband and sons. “She wanted to improve so she could continue to work. And honestly, she just didn’t really want to talk about it. She wanted to live her life, on her terms, and be with her family,” the note also read.
“Annie lived for her family. She loved her job and cherished her friends, but Steve and the boys were everything to her. This Go Fund Me is for them. It’s so that Steve can have time to grieve without the pressure of having to work. So he can be dad to Freddie (12), Ozzie (9) and Archie (4) as they navigate the future without their mom, without sweet Annie,” the post continues.
“It’s so they can still go to baseball games (Go Cardinals!), take music lessons and play little league. It’s to help pay for college. This is how Steve can continue Annie’s tradition of filling the house with every life-size balloon that will fit in the car for birthdays. This is to give them time to navigate life as a family of four without having to pay medical bills or funeral expenses. This is so they can continue to live in a way that they know Annie would be proud of,” he also read.
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