DuShon Monique Brown Dies: 'Chicago Fire' Actress Was 49

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Actress DeShon Monique Brown, best-known for her role as Connie on the TV series Chicago Fire, has died aged 49.

Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed she had passed away a little after noon at St. James Olympia Field Hospital. Robert Schroeder, DuShon's manager, also shared his sentiments regarding her. A post mortem has been scheduled.

Brown played Connie, an assistant to Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker), on Chicago Fire. He stated, "The "Chicago Fire' family is devastated to lose one of its own".

'Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon's family and we will all miss her'.

Our hearts are broken after learning "Chicago Fire" star DuShon Monique Brown passed away earlier today, March 23.

Law enforcement sources tell us Brown was at home Friday morning when her family called paramedics because she was feeling ill.

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Her cause of death has not yet been released.

DuShon, a Chicago native, had been on "Chicago Fire" since the show's beginning in 2012.

She previously recurred as Katie Welch on Fox's Prison Break and recently guest-starred on Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams for Amazon. "What was exciting was (I) was auditioning for a Chicago show, but it was also the possibility that she could maybe develop into something".

DuShon has a background in social work and a Masters in Counseling and once worked as a counselor at a local high school. She was 49 years old.

She leaves behind a daughter. The actress once worked as a counselor at the school, she also worked as the school's crisis counselor and was a leader of the Drama Starz Program.

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