Actress on bike ride killed by falling tree

A "marvellous" US stage and television actress has died after a tree fell on her during a violent storm in Chicago.

Molly Glynn, who had roles in TV shows including Chicago Fire, Boss and Early Edition, was cycling with her husband when she was hit.

The accident happened on Friday and the 46-year-old woman was taken to hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Her husband, fellow actor Joe Foust, said in a Facebook post: "I couldn't save her."

Molly Glynn memorial fund

He called it "the darkest day" of his life, and added: "Things will never be the same."

Glynn was a regular on the Chicago theatre scene, with at least 17 roles since 2005.

She worked for companies including Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, Next, Northlight and Writers Theatre, where she was most recently in the cast of the national premiere of The Dance of Death.

Michael Halberstam, Writers Theatre artistic director, was quoted by CBS News as saying: "Molly was a marvellous 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.

"It is an incalculable loss to the Chicago theatre community, particularly as she was in the process of emerging as one of the city's major players.

"She possessed a rare combination of talent, heart and beauty in all aspects of her life."

A memorial fund has been set up to raise money for her family and has already raised around $85,000 (£52,000).

Another theatre actor also died in Chicago on Saturday.

Bernie Yvon was killed when a tractor-trailer ran over his car as he drove to rehearsals

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