Actress DuShon Monique Brown, best known for her appearance in the hit drama series Chicago Fire, has died at the age of 49, multiple sources have confirmed.
According to the Cook County medical examiner's office, Dushon passed away after 12 p.m. at St. James Olympia Field Hospital.
DuShon Monique Brown, 'Chicago Fire' Actress, Dies at Age 49
The Prison Break alum has an autopsy scheduled for tomorrow and her official cause of death has yet to be revealed.
However, TMZ reported that earlier this week, DuShon checked herself into the hospital after experiencing chest pains but was released shortly after undergoing some tests.
Executive producer Dick Wolf said in a statement to the Chicago Tribune.
The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own. Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon’s family and we all miss her.
DuShon's manager, Robert Schroeder, also shared his condolence regarding the late star.
We are very sad to announce the untimely death of beloved Chicago actress DuShon Monique Brown. DuShon, most affectionately known to many as Connie on NBC's ‘Chicago Fire,' died suddenly Friday morning of natural causes. We are devastated by the loss of a very talented and kindhearted soul. DuShon was a film, television, commercial and voice-over actress who also graced the stages of many Chicago theaters. She brought laughter and joy to many and will be greatly missed. At this difficult time we ask that the privacy of the family and loved ones be respected.
Fans of the hit drama series also took to Twitter to express their condolences to the show star.
Check them out.
????????Prayers and condolences to her family, friends, cast & crew of ‘Chicago Fire.’ https://t.co/9upWo1IQjm
— Brian Smith (@iAmBrianWSmith) March 23, 2018
OMG!!! JE SUIS SANS MOTS....
I'M SO SAD!!! RIP CONNIE, RIP DUSHON MONIQUE BROWN!!!! ?? https://t.co/lEbi7Lj82V
— ?? Myriam. (@MyriamAggoun) March 23, 2018
Rest in peace: https://t.co/ZfaB5yl7ii
— Marsha Warfield (@MarshaWarfield) March 24, 2018
So sad to hear that "Connie" DuShon Monique Brown from Chicago Fire has passed away ??
— Spinster?? (@HargerDASH) March 23, 2018
Chicago Tribune reported that the news was also confirmed by an email sent by Gregory Jones who is the principal of the high school where the actress once worked.