Sad News: 'Chicago Fire' Actress DuShon Monique Brown Has Died

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 10:  Dushon Brown attends TV Guide Celebrates Cover Stars Taylor Kinney & Jesse Spencer at RockIt Ranch on April 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Sad News: 'Chicago Fire' Actress DuShon Monique Brown Has Died

She was only 49 years old.

Published March 23rd

Tragedy has struck the cast of NBC's popular drama Chicago Fire on Friday, as actress DuShon Monique Brown passed away after suffering an apparent heart attack. 

According to TMZ, Brown was taken to the hospital after feeling ill Friday morning. She was pronounced dead around noon.

Shortly after her death was announced, "Chicago Fire" producer Dick Wolf released a statement regarding the tragic news. 

"The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own," he wrote. "Our thought and prayers are with DuShon's family and we will all miss her."

Brown had been a member of the show's cast since it first aired in 2012. Her other credits included "Prison Break," "Shamless," and "Empire."

Her death is not only a tragic loss for her fellow cast-mates, but also for the family that she leaves behind, including her daughter Zoe.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this diffcult time.

Written by BET Staff

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