'Chicago Fire' Star Molly Glynn Dead After Heartbreaking Freak Accident

Accomplished stage and television actress Molly Glynn tragically lost her life over the weekend, after being involved in a freak bike-riding accident on Friday.

The Chicago Fire star was riding in Chicago's Erickson Woods with her husband Joe Foust when the couple got caught in an unexpected, fast-moving storm around 3 p.m. A tree was uprooted and slammed into Glynn's bike, knocking her over. Even though she was wearing a helmet, a rep from Evanston NorthShore Hospital confirmed the 46-year-old died Saturday from her injuries.

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Her surviving husband Foust said she was shouting just seconds before the accident that they should take cover from the bad weather.

Gylnn was a celebrated stage actress on the Chicago scene and played an ER doctor in NBC's Chicago Fire. She has also appeared in Early Edition and Boss.

Michael Halberstam, the artistic director at Chicago's Writers Theatre, said in a statement, "Molly was a marvelous actress and a completely warm hearted and generous human being. She had grace, sophistication, and a sparkling, sexy, sassy stage presence ... she could transform from a princess to a flower girl in the twinkling of an eye. She was a loving mother and wife and everyone who met her fell in love with her."

She leaves behind her husband Foust and their two teenage sons. Foust has been sharing his grief on Facebook with photos and posts that will break your heart, like, "I couldn't save her. I couldn't save her. She's gone," and "Love hard, people. Love hard."

Would you ever think something like this could happen on a bike ride?

 

Image via Joe Foust/Facebook

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