Molly Glynn, a stage actress who has appeared in several episodes of the NBC drama, Chicago Fire, was killed over the weekend after a tree fell on her during an unexpected storm. Glynn and her husband, Joe Foust, were out for a bike ride when a storm unexpectedly rolled into the North Chicago area. The two attempted to escape the storm when the tree fell and landed on Glynn, killing her. She was 46.
In addition to her husband, Glynn leaves behind two teenage sons. She will also be deeply missed within the Chicago theater community. In fact, she had had an audition only a few hours before she was killed in the freak accident.
“It is an incalculable loss,” said Michael Halberstam, the artistic director of the Glencoe-based Writers Theatre. “She was a loving mother and wife and everyone who met her fell in love with her.”
You can donate to a memorial trust in Glynn’s name here.