An actress on the NBC drama series “Chicago Fire” died Saturday after she was hit by a falling tree. The Chicago Tribune reports that Molly Glynn, who played an emergency room doctor on the series, was killed while she was riding her bike.
Glynn, 46, was riding with her husband, actor Joe Foust, when they were caught in an afternoon storm, the article notes, citing a Facebook post from Foust. They were on their favorite biking trail when a tree was uprooted by heavy winds, he said.
“Glynn, who was riding behind Foust, yelled that the two should take cover. A split second later, Foust said he heard a loud crack and saw a tree fall down behind him in the rear-view mirror of his bicycle. One of the branches hit Foust’s back, but he said he is doing fine,” the Tribune notes. Glynn was wearing a helmet, Foust said.
Glynn had performed with some of Chicago’s leading theater companies, including Steppenwolf, and also appeared on Starz’ “Boss,” the story adds.