Chicago Fire Star DuShon Monique Brown's Cause Of Death Revealed

More information regarding Chicago Fire's DuShon Monique Brown's passing has been released.

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, NBC Chicago published a report detailing Brown's cause of death. The Cook County medical examiner's office told the news station that the actress, who'd played Chief Boden's assistant Connie on the hit NBC show, reportedly passed away due to sepsis, "a blood infection of unknown origin." Hypertensive cardiovascular disease and obesity were said to have been factors that contributed to her death.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Brown passed away on March 23, 2018. At the time, it was thought that she may have had a heart attack, as she'd reportedly visited a Chicago hospital days before her passing, complaining of chest pains. She was just 49 years old.

Chicago Fire executive producer Dick Wolf released a statement after news of her passing broke. "The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own," he said. "Our thought and prayers are with DuShon's family and we will all miss her."

Brown's manager, Robert Schroeder, also shared a statement at the time, saying, in part, "We are devastated by the loss of a very talented and kindhearted soul."

Brown, who kickstarted her TV career as Nurse Katie Welch in Prison Break, is survived by her daughter. Our thoughts remain with her and Brown's loved ones during this difficult time.