Sep 7, 2014 6:54 PM

Chicago actress dies after being struck by tree

The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) Accomplished Chicago theater actress Molly Glynn, who also played a recurring role as a doctor on the TV series "Chicago Fire," has died after a tree fell and struck her during a storm. She was 46.

The executive director of First Folio Theatre and a family friend, David Rice, said Sunday that Glynn was riding her bicycle with her husband in a forest park north of Chicago on Friday when the accident happened.

A NorthShore Evanston Hospital spokeswoman, Colette Urban, confirmed Glynn died Saturday.

Rice described Glynn as "loving and generous" and an "incredibly talented" actress.

The artistic director of the Glencoe-based Writers Theatre, Michael Halberstam, calls Glynn's death "an incalculable loss."

Glynn is survived by her husband, Joe Foust, and two teenage sons.


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