Veteran actress Molly Glynn, whose credits include Chicago Fire, Boss and Early Edition, died Saturday, a day after she was tragically struck by a tree during a bicycle outing in suburban Chicago.
Glynn, 46, was riding a bicycle with her husband, and fellow actor Joe Foust, on the Forest Preserve Trail in Erickson Woods Friday afternoon when the tree fell and struck her on the head, reports CBS Chicago. She succumbed to her injuries after being transported to Evanston Hospital in Chicago.
“Friends, this is the darkest day of my life. Things will never be the same. Molly got hit by a falling tree while we were biking. At hospital now. Prognosis is grim,” Foust wrote on his Facebook page following the accident.
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Glynn, 46, has a long list of television and stage credits, including stage roles at the famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
“She was a loving mother and wife and everyone who met her fell in love with her,” Michael Halberstam, artistic director of Writers Theatre in Chicago, said in a statement. “She possessed a rare combination of talent, heart and beauty in all aspects of her life.”
A Give Forward campaign was established to raise money for the family and reached its goal of $75,000 in less than a day.
“Performers give. They give from their heart and their soul; they give of their energy and wit and time and resources just to create a few moments of brilliance that they eagerly share with the world,” the page stated.