Fans will be saddened to hear that DuShon Monique Brown from Chicago Fire passed away at the age of 49 on the 23rd of March. In a report from the Chicago Tribune, Brown died around 12 pm local time at St. James Olympia Field Hospital.
It isn’t known how she passed away at the moment, but a coroner will take a look at her body tomorrow. According to TMZ, the Prison Break alum went to the hospital earlier in the week due to pains in her chest but was released shortly after.
Sources close to the star explained, “she was fine when she left the hospital, and the doctors told her she was in good health. We’re not sure what went wrong.”
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The executive producer of Chicago Fire, Dick Wolf, said in a statement that the “Chicago Fire Family” are devastated to lose Brown.
Wolf, who created the legendary series Law & Order and all its subsidiaries, said in a statement that the loss saddens he and the rest of the team and send their deepest condolences.
Many of Brown’s castmates, fans, and cohorts expressed their condolences on Twitter and social media. One fan wrote, “it’s regrettable to hear that she died. I always liked her on TV shows.”
For further background, Brown worked as a drama instructor and crisis counselor at Kenwood Academy High School in Chicago and also had a Master’s Degree in counseling and additional studies in social work.
Her daughter, Zoe Brown, survives Brown. During an interview with the Huffington Post in 2016, Brown said people always asked about her daughter, and she thought their sentiments were “very sweet.” We send our condolences to Brown’s family during this tragic time of loss.