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Chicago Fire executive producer Dick Wolf immediately sent out a statement after Brown's death.

According to The Chicago Tribune, the Cook County medical examiners office stated the star died a little after 12 p.m.at St James Olympia Field Hospital. News. "Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon's family and we will all miss her".

The actress was best known for playing Connie, an assistant to Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker), in "Chicago Fire" and the team working on the drama are devastated by her passing. Her death has been attributed to natural causes, though TMZ previously speculated that Brown died of a heart attack. "At this hard time we ask that the privacy of the family and loved ones be respected", he said.

Brown's character the no-nonsense Connie, on the NBC series, was a stern-faced delight, which steadying influence on co-workers group prone to getting into one trouble or another.

A longtime Chicago stage actor, Brown performed at the Goodman, Victory Gardens, Lookingglass, Drury Lane, MPAACT and Pegasus Players. We're told she was taken to the hospital, where she died around noon.

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Added Schroeder, "She brought laughter and joy to many, and she will be greatly missed".

Before acting on the small screen, Brown was prominent in the Chicago theatre scene while working as a crisis counsellor at a high school in the city.

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

She also appeared on UK TV just this week, where she starred in the Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams episode "Kill All Others", which aired on Channel 4. I'm grateful we got to work with her and so happy she got to make millions of people smile.