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DuShon Monique Brown, 'Chicago Fire' actress, dies at 49

DuShon Monique Brown, 'Chicago Fire' actress, dies at 49

Dick Wolf, executive producer of Chicago Fire, paid tribute to the star on behalf of the cast and crew.

Chicago Fire star DuShon Monique Brown has passed away. "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 ...

'DuShon was a film, television, commercial and voice-over actress who also graced the stages of many Chicago theatres. News. However, according toTMZ, Brown checked herself into the hospital earlier this week after experiencing chest pains but was released shortly after undergoing tests.

In a 2016 interview with hiddenremote.com, Miss Brown said she saw Connie as a mother figure to the show's eclectic troupe of characters: "Her insane fits right in. Our thought and prayers are with DuShon's family and we will all miss her".

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She most recently appeared on United Kingdom television on Monday when she featured in Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams episode Kill All Others.

Brown was a graduate of Governors State University, with a master's degree in school counseling; she previously served as a crisis counselor at Kenwood Academy High School, where she also led the school's Drama Starz Program.

In an interview with the FanSided website, Brown revealed that when she auditioned to play Connie, "my character didn't even have a name". Her death is now being investigated by a medical examiner, TMZ reports.


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