Chicago Fire lost one of its own over the weekend, and the untimely passing of actress DuShon Monique Brown has had a big impact on many of the show's cast and crew, among others. The NBC series' stars spoke about Brown on social media, and shared personal messages in her memory. Here's one such emotional declaration from Kara Killmer,

Kara Killmer spoke highly of her co-star there, and showed that while DuShon Monique Brown's Connie wasn't one of the drama's biggest roles, the actress was no less of a presence on the set of Chicago Fire. Killmer's thoughts were echoed by others in the cast, including actor Jesse Spencer

And here's how the series' co-creator Derek Haas reacted.

Both Spencer and Haas' kind words mirrored Killmer's sentiments that Brown was a well-liked and valued member of the Fire squad, and a great gift to the series in her role. And as you may have noticed, it wasn't just kind words that everyone had for DuShon Monique Brown, who was also remembered for her work on Prison Break.

They also selflessly promoted the GoFundMe page set up to cover the actress' funeral arrangements, and others miscellaneous costs suddenly being faced by DuShon Monique Brown's fiancé, and her 14-year-old daughter Zoe. The fundraiser was set up by Chicago Fire actor Yuri Sardarov, who plays Brian Zvonecek on the show.

Chicago Fire fans have responded to the GoFundMe campaign in droves, and they've not only donated money, but have also shared the page over 3,000 times on Facebook. The donation effort has raised a lot of money in a very short amount of time, and is already on its way to its revised goal of $10,000. For those who might not have known much about Brown's life outside of Chicago Fire, Yuri Sardarov shared that her actual full-time job was as a school counselor for a Chicago public school. And fans would do themselves a favor by reading all the kind messages sent to Brown's family and friends, with many of them coming from Chicago Fire fans who will miss seeing Connie on their televisions.

Chicago Fire airs on NBC Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET. For a look at new and returning television shows coming in the spring months of 2018, head on over to our midseason premiere guide. For other news on Chicago Fire, check out how the series performed against the Grey's Anatomy spinoff Station 19, and read about whether or not the Dick Wolf drama can take the heat of its competition.

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