March 23, 2018 at 08:31 PM EDT

Chicago Fire actress Dushon Monique Brown has died at the age of 49.

According to The Chicago Tribune, Brown passed away Friday afternoon at a Chicago-area hospital. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed.

“The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own,” said executive producer Dick Wolf in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon’s family and we will all miss her.”

The Chicago native — who was a longtime theater actor — appeared in all six seasons of the NBC drama, portraying Connie, Chief Boden’s (Eamonn Walker) no-nonsense assistant. She was featured in Thursday’s episode.

Brown’s acting career also included guest spots on Prison Break, Empire, and Shameless.


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