DuShon Monique Brown, 'Chicago Fire' actress, dies at 49

DuShon Monique Brown, 'Chicago Fire' actress, dies at 49
Posted at 10:20 PM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 18:46:55-04

(RNN) - Actress DuShon Monique Brown, known for her roles on the TV series "Chicago Fire" and "Prison Break" died on Friday at age 49.

Brown was born in Chicago, and played "Connie" on Chicago Fire, an assistant to the show's fire chief.

TMZ reported her family called paramedics on Friday morning as she was feeling ill. She was taken to the hospital and reportedly died around noon at St. James Health Olympia Fields.

Chicago Fire producer Dick Wolf issued a statement: "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."

A November blog post on the website Fansided congratulating Brown on her birthday wrote: "DuShon is one of the warmest, most welcoming and most vibrant folks in the One Chicago universe, and she imbues Connie with not only that 'don’t mess with me' kind of authority, but a real personality."

On Prison Break she played a nurse, Katie Welch.

Brown also had a background in social work, and a master's degree in counseling. She had been a crisis counselor at her high school in Chicago, Kenwood Academy.

Her cause of death has not yet been released.

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