Molly Glynn, 'Chicago Fire' Actress, Dies At 46
Molly Glynn, an actress best known for appearing in Chicago Fire, died on Friday in a freak accident while biking with her husband.
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Glynn died when storm winds caused a tree to uproot and fall on her during a bike ride with her husband Joe Foust. Following the incident, Foust called 911. Despite the doctor’s efforts, Glynn did not survive the trauma.
Foust was chronicling the devastating chain of events on Facebook. “Friends, this is the darkest day of my life,” he wrote Friday. "Things will never be the same.… Prognosis is grim.” Saturday morning, Foust confirmed his wife’s death, writing, I couldn’t save her. I couldn’t save her. She’s gone.”
Since his wife’s passing, Foust has thanked those who’ve reached out upon learning of her death. He also shared a picture of himself wearing both his and Glynn’s wedding rings.
Glynn and her surviving husband were both major players in the Chicago theater scene. Upon her passing, those in the tightknit acting community have reflected fondly over their time spent in Glynn’s presence.
"Molly was one of the most loving and generous people in the Chicago theater scene," said first Folio Theatre executive director David Rice. "She was incredibly talented — incredibly versatile. She could handle both comedy and the deepest darkest, dramas."
Writers Theatre artistic director Michael Halberstam, said of Glynn’s passing, “It is an incalculable loss. She was a loving mother and wife and everyone who met her fell in love with her."
Glynn is survived by Foust and their two sons Chance, 17, and Declan, 13.
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