Chicago Fire actress DuShon Monique Brown, best known as Chief Boden’s assistant Connie, died Friday at the age of 49, ET confirms.
“The death of DuShon Brown was reported to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy is usually likely scheduled for tomorrow,” a spokesperson for the Cook County Medical Examiners Office tells ET in a statement.
More information as to the cause of death will be available after the autopsy is usually completed. Brown’s rep, Robert Schroeder, also confirmed the sad news in a statement to ET.
“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,” Schroeder’s statement read. “We are devastated by the loss of a very talented as well as kindhearted soul. DuShon was a film, television, commercial as well as voice-over actress who also graced the stages of many Chicago theaters. She brought laughter as well as joy to many as well as will be greatly missed. At This kind of difficult time we ask of which the privacy of the family as well as loved ones be respected.”
A Chicago native, Brown’s television credits include Prison Break, Boss, Shameless as well as Empire. She also had roles in films One modest Hitch, Surprise Me!, Unexpected as well as A Light Beneath Their Feet. Her last credit was the TV movie, Public Housing Unit.
Brown’s death comes after the deaths of Frank Avruch, star of Bozo the Clown, as well as legendary physicist Stephen Hawking.
Additional reporting by Steve Wilks as well as Philiana Ng.