'Chicago Fire' Star Dushon Monique Brown Passes Away At 49

'Chicago Fire' Star Dushon Monique Brown Passes Away At 49

Brown has been on Chicago Fire since the show began in 2012, playing the role of Connie, assistant to Chief Boden.

There is some extremely sad news to report tonight: DuShon Monique Brown, an actress best known for her time on Chicago Fire, has died at the age of 49.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that DuShon was at home on Friday morning when her family called paramedics after she uttered feeling ill.

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A spokesperson for the Cook County medical examiner's office told the Chicago Tribune she passed away at St James Olympia Field Hospital in Chicago on Friday. The cause of death wasn't given. She started as Nurse Katie Welch on FOX's Prison Break from 2005 to 2007.

Our hearts are broken after learning "Chicago Fire" star DuShon Monique Brown passed away earlier today, March 23.

Executive producer Dick Wolf also spoke up about her death: "The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own. Our thought and prayers are with DuShon's family and we will all miss her". "What was exciting was it was auditioning for a Chicago show, but it was also the possibility that she could maybe develop into something".

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Before taking on television roles, Brown was a regular fixture in the Chicago theater scene. She also appeared in various Chicago stage productions.

She leaves behind a daughter.

Brown was a graduate of Governors State University, with a master's degree in school counseling; she previously served as a crisis counselor at Kenwood Academy High School, where she also led the school's Drama Starz Program.

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