Late 'Chicago Fire' star makes a posthumous appearance on the show leaving fans devastated
DuShon Monique Brown was an actor and counselor most famously known for her portrayal of Connie in the television series Chicago Fire.
Brown passed away on March 23, 2018, at the age of 49. Before her death, she experienced chest pains and checked into the St. James Olympia Fields Hospital.
She was released from the hospital but sadly passed away a few days later. The cause of death is believed to be a heart attack.
As reported by Pop Culture, fans were curious how the show Chicago Fire would address her death. The show paid a beautiful tribute to the actress.
I wonder how Chicago Fire is going to address Connie’s death— Diatonic Dissonance (@urbangaygriot) April 6, 2018
The show's producers included an 'in memoriam' message at the end of the previous week's episodes. Fans were devasted when the news broke.
A posthumous appearance was also included in an episode titled Put White On Me, which aired Thursday, April 5, 2018, on NBC.
Fans took to Twitter to express their grief. Isabelle Perreault said that seeing Connie broke her heart. A user called Dark Defender shared the same sentiments.
Tina Sewards that it was 'so sad to see Connie in one of her last appearances' while Taibatha said the posthumous scene was 'heartbreaking.' She used the hashtags 'RIP,' and 'Chicago Fire.'
Before landing the part of Nurse Katie Welch on Prison Break from 2005 until 2007, Brown was active in theatre for many years. Her first on-screen appearance was in Skin Complex, a made-for-TV movie, in 2003.
So sad to see Connie in one of her last appearances on #ChicagoFire.— Tina Seward (@mattmom211) April 6, 2018
She also appeared in One Small Hitch and The Dilemma but soared to fame in 2012 when she landed the role of Connie in Chicago Fire.
She went on to appear in a guest role in 2012 TV series Boss, as well as in Shameless in 2013. More recently, she was a guest star on Electric Dreams, Surprise Me, and Public Housing Unit in 2017.
Brown leaves behind her fiance, as well as her daughter, Zoe.