'Chicago Fire' cast mourns the tragic death of beloved show star
DuShon Monique Brown passed away recently at a hospital. Since her passing her fellow colleagues and fans have posted their messages of their condolences on social media.
The actress passed away on March 23, 2018, according to Entertainment Daily. A GoFundMe page was also launched by a co-star to help her family pay for burial costs and other expenses.
The Chicago Tribune reported that on Friday, actress DuShon Monique Brown passed away suddenly at age 49. She played Connie, the assistant to Chief Boden, on Chicago Fire.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office announced that Brown had passed away just after noon. She died at Franciscan St. James Health Olympia Fields hospital.
The cause of death has not yet been reported. Chicago Fire executive producer, Dick Wolf, mourned the loss of the actress.
Robert Schroeder, Brown’s manager, also shared his sadness. “We are devastated by the loss of a very talented and kindhearted soul,” he said.
“The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own. Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon’s family and we will all miss her.”
Dick Wolf, Entertainment Daily, March 24, 2018
Schroeder added that the actress had brought laughter and joy to many and that she would be greatly missed. Her co-star, Joe Minoso, took to Twitter to retweet fans messaged who had offered their condolences.
Another co-star, Yuriy Sardarov, created a GoFundMe page in her memory. The description on the page said that Brown had been a beloved member of their cast.
It added that she had been a mother, a daughter, and a Chicago Public Schools counselor. She was described as a sweet, warm, and generous woman.
Sardarov stated that they were shocked about her passing, and would miss her immensely. People were asked to join them in offering Brown and her family support during this very difficult time.
Shocked and heartbroken to hear of the passing of DuShon M. Brown who I got to know so well as Connie on Chicago Fire.— Steve Piper (@StevePiperActor) March 23, 2018
What an amazing talent and friend.
Rest easy DuShon ...You will be Greatly missed.😢 pic.twitter.com/Fb7qvcc3qG
The page asked for funds to cover the cost of funeral arrangements and other financial burdens that may arise. In addition to her role on Chicago Fire, Brown portrayed infirmary nurse Katie Welch in 13 episodes of Prison Break.
She also had guest spots on Empire and Shameless.