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.