New details emerged in the death of 'Chicago Fire' actress DuShon Monique Brown

Ksenia Novikova
Jun 12, 2018
09:07 A.M.

Actress DuShon Monique Brown, who passed away at the age of 49, died from a blood infection revealed a medical report.


Cook County medical examiner’s office released information about the actress’ sudden death on March 23, 2018.

The Chicago Fire actress’ cause of death was revealed on the last day of May. According to SF Gate, the report stated blood infection from an unknown source for the death of Brown.

The infection had led to the onset of sepsis, a condition when the body’s immune system goes into overdrive, attacking foreign as well as healthy cells.

Besides, hypertensive cardiovascular disease and obesity were contributing factors in the death of the actress shortly after being admitted to a hospital in March


Brown was taken to the St. James Olympia Field Hospital in Chicago for tests after suffering chest pains earlier in the week, according to TMZ. No cause of death was given at the time.

Family and friends were shocked by the sudden passing away of the actress. Her manager, Robert Schroeder of Grossman & Jack Talent, had said, “We are devastated by the loss of a very talented and kindhearted soul.”

He had added that she had brought laughter and joy to many and that she would be missed.

Chicago Fire’s executive producer, Dick Wolf, was quoted by USA Today as saying, “The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own.”

Co-star Jesse Spencer had shared his condolences in a tweet.

Brown was known for her role as Connie, assistant to Chief Boden, on NBC’s Chicago Fire. She had appeared on the show since the series had premiered in 2012.

She had also played Katie Welch on Fox’s Prison Break and starred on Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams on Amazon, reported Deadline Hollywood.

A native of Chicago, Brown had started her career with theater before moving to television.

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