DuShon Monique Brown was famous for her role on the long-running show of NBC called “Chicago Fire.” She played a lovely role of Connie who was the assistant of Chief Boden and was a key actress of the popular action-drama television series.
Unfortunately, DuShon Brown was reported to have passed away. The Cook County Medical examiner’s office at Franciscan St. James Health Olympia Fields confirmed her death on Friday. She was just 49 years old. The cause of her death was not confirmed.
Dick Wolf, the executive producer of the “Chicago Fire” said that their family was devastated by the actress’ sudden death. He sent his thoughts and prayers to the DuShon’s family, saying that they would always miss her.
Gregory Jones, principal of Kenwood Academy High School, where Brown was working as a counselor for a while, confirmed the news about her death. He sent the email to her parents with the bad message. DuShon also was the counselor of crisis situations at school and was a mentor of the Drama Starz Program.
On the series of NBS, Brown’s character was a stern-faced woman. She was a strong influence on a group of her co-workers. On two-hour episode shown on Thursday 29 March, she memorably and without words get up a non-work-related fax for the firehouse gang and gave them a long, wilting look before giving them the piece of paper. DuShon Brown could make a lot of things with her look, and the producers and writers of show’s scenario used this look to show her greatest talent.
Robert Schroeder, Brown’s manager from Grossman & Jack Talent in Chicago said that she is very devastated by the death of one of the most talented souls and actresses and he will miss the laughter and joy she brought to her colleagues and relatives.
We can often hear the meaning of “family” from the cast and crew members who work on “Chicago Fire” and Brown often said that “Chicago Fire” is like her kid whom she loved, how she passed each day with this great family.
Reporter Andrew Cristi, who has already got the master’s degree in counseling and good experience in social work once asked Brown about a ‘Chicago Fire’ spinoff — something that might be called “Chicago Ed” or “Chicago Shelter.” DuShon was said to have loved the idea and she would definitely want to take part in it.
The website FanSided mentioned the incredible work of Brown and how she played the Connie role. They told that her character The character wouldn’t work without her and if she would just assist everyone on what to do … She loved what she was doing and she loved the people who were near her while she was working.
Last year, Brown had an interview with the website known as Hidden Remote that when she had her first cast in Connie’s role on the NBC series it was a character without the name. This character was a noun. She was just a Secretary and first should play one line. But it was really exciting when this simple role became one of the most important and popular characters in the show from NBC.
Brown graduated the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a graduate degree from Governors State University.
The famous Chicago stage actor, DuShon performed at the Victory Gardens, Goodman, Drury Lane, Lookingglass, Pegasus Players and MPAACT. Speaking about her career on TV she played different roles including the character of Katie Welch, infirmary nurse in 13 episodes of popular TV-series show “Prison Break” on the period of 2005-2007 years. Also, she played guest roles at “Empire” and “Shameless.”
Carla Stillwell, well-known Chicago theatre actress remembers how she met Brown in the 1990s after college and they became good friends. Stillwell said that She was a magnificent actor. They used to have so many fun memories with the managers they worked with.
DuShon Brown was just a ham. And she was truly loved by everyone.