Actress Molly Glynn died on Saturday after being struck with a tree while riding her bike in the Erickson Woods Forest Preserve. Glynn is known for her recurring role as a doctor in the NBC series "Chicago Fire" in 2013 and was an accomplished stage actress in the Chicago theater scene.

The 46-year-old was biking on Friday with her husband, fellow theater actor Joe Faust, when a thunderstorm with powerful winds hit unexpectedly. Foust told the Chicago Tribune that the storm came "harsh and quick" and that it took the forest preserve 20 minutes before they found him. Glynn leaves behind two sons, Chance, 17, and Declan, 13.

Glynn was recently in the cast in the The Writers Theater national premiere of "The Dance of Death," and has worked for many theater companies, such as Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, Next, and Northlight.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.



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