'Chicago Fire' mourns the death of star DuShon Monique Brown

DuShon Monique Brown | YOUTUBE

Executive producer of Chicago Fire Dick Wolf paid tribute, saying: 'The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own.

Dushon Brown attends TV Guide Celebrates Cover Stars Taylor Kinney & Jesse Spencer at RockIt Ranch on April 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. "Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon's family and we all miss her".

Her spokesperson, Robert Schroeder, said of the actress" "untimely death': "We are devastated by the loss of a very talented and kindhearted soul".

In a 2016 interview with hiddenremote.com, Miss Brown said she saw Connie as a mother figure to the show's eclectic troupe of characters: "Her insane fits right in".

The actress reportedly admitted herself to hospital earlier this week after suffering chest pains but died days after being sent home. DuShon, most affectionately known to many as Connie on NBC's Chicago Fire, died suddenly Friday morning of natural causes ... Brown then went through a series of tests and was released from the hospital.

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"The death of DuShon Brownwas reported to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office".

The 49-year-old actress died after an apparent cardiac episode, according to TMZ.

On Prison Break, she stared as Nurse Katie Welch across the first two seasons.

Brown previously worked at Chicago's Kenwood Academy High School as a crisis counselor and drama instructor.

Brown also had a background in social work, and a master's degree in counseling.

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