The “Chicago Fire” team paid a heartfelt tribute to the late actress DuShon Monique Brown after she tragically died from Sepsis aged 49 in March.
Bosses decided not to kill Brown’s character off in Wednesday’s season 7 premiere, instead telling viewers that her character Connie had accepted her dream counselling job at the Whitney Young Magnet School in Chicago.
Chief Wallace Boden (played by Eamonn Walker) explained on the show: “I am delighted to tell you that over the past four years, Connie has received her master’s degree in counselling. Just got hired at her dream job, head of counselling at Whitney Young Magnet School. They asked her to start immediately and I couldn’t stand in her way.”
Christopher Hermann (David Eigenberg) added: “We didn’t even get to say goodbye. None of us did.”
Boden then responded, “I hear you. It’s OK, ‘cause she knows how much we love her here,” according to E! News.
Brown, who joined the show in 2012, had her final episode air in April, which was a month after her death.
After the emotional scenes aired Wednesday, social media users paid tribute on Twitter: