'Chicago Fire' Actress Molly Glynn Dies From Tragic Biking Accident in Storm Over the Weekend
Actress Molly Glynn, who played on NBC's "Chicago Fire" died over the weekend in a bike accident caused by a storm and falling tree. She was riding with her husband, Joe Foust when it happened.
The Chicago Tribune reported: Foust, 45, said he and Glynn would bike frequently together. On Friday, they were riding on their favorite biking trail, the North Branch, and were about 25 miles into the ride, heading south on the trail, when the weather suddenly changed around 3 p.m. as they approached Willow Road.
"It was harsh and quick," said Foust, who has been married to Glynn for about four years.
Glynn, who was riding behind Foust, yelled that the two should take cover. A split second later, Foust said he heard a loud crack and saw a tree fall down behind him in the rear-view mirror of his bicycle. One of the branches hit Foust's back, but he said he is doing fine. He said Glynn wore a helmet.
Glynn passed away on Saturday at the hospital at the age of 46. Joe mourned on Facebook writing, "I couldn't save her. I couldn't save her. She's gone." Foust also shared she she would be donating her organs.
Glynn was also a respected veteran stage actress. "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."
"Chicago Fire" Season 3 is scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, September 23rd at 10/9c on NBC.