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Molly Glynn of Chicago Fire Tragically Killed in Storm While Riding Bike with Husband Joe Foust

Molly Glynn, who was tragically killed in a storm, with husband Joe Fo
Molly Glynn, who was tragically killed in a storm, with husband Joe Foust

Veteran stage actress and Chicago Fire star Molly Glynn has died after she was struck by a falling tree during a bike ride with her husband Joe Foust on Friday, Sept. 5.

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Glynn, 46, was riding with her husband in Chicago's Erickson Woods when they were caught in a fast moving storm around 3 p.m. in the afternoon.

Foust, who was riding ahead of his wife, heard Glynn shout that they should take cover seconds before a tree was uprooted and crashed into her and her bike. The actress, who had been wearing a bicycle helmet, died in Evanston NorthShore Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 6, from her injuries.

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Glynn played an ER doctor in NBC's Chicago Fire and has appeared in episodes of Boss and Early Edition.

Her devastated husband, fellow actor Foust, shared some pictures of him and his beloved wife together via his Facebook account. "I couldn't save her. I couldn't save her. She's gone," he wrote.

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"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," Michael Halberstam, the artistic director at Chicago's Writers Theatre told CBS. "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."

Friends of the couple have set up a Give Forward campaign to raise funds for her grieving family and help support the couple's two children.