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'Chicago Fire,' 'Prison Break' actress dies at age 49

Posted: 6:29 PM, Mar 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-24 01:33:58Z

A television actor who portrayed an assistant to a fire chief on "Chicago Fire" fell ill at home and later died at the hospital.

DuShon Monique Brown died today, possibly  after a cardiac episode , according to entertainment news websites TMZ.com. She was 49 years old. 

An autopsy is pending.

Brown is a Chicago native and had been on the show since 2012. She was also on the television show "Prison Break" from 2005-2007 , TMZ says.

Brown leaves behind one child, a daughter.