PRISON Break and Chicago Fire star DuShon Monique Brown has died at the age of 49 after suffering an apparent heart attack, it’s reported.
The actress reportedly admitted herself to hospital earlier this week after suffering chest pains but died days after being sent home.
Brown is understood to have taken a turn for the worse on Friday and passed away of after a “cardiac episode,” according to TMZ.
Spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office told the Chicago Tribune she passed away at St James Olympia Field Hospital in Chicago on Friday.
The mum-of-one’s exact cause of death was not disclosed, the newspaper reports.
Brown is best known for her most recent role as Connie in NBC’s Chicago Fire, as well as starring as Nurse Katie Welch in Prison Break from 2005 to 2007.
Dick Wolf, executive producer of Chicago Fire, paid tribute to the star on behalf of the cast and crew.
He said in a statement: “The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon’s family and we will all miss her.”
She most recently appeared on UK television on Monday when she featured in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams episode Kill All Others.
Brown also had guest roles on the US version of Shameless and Kelsey Grammer’s political thriller Boss.