In a bizarre storm that suddenly turned tragic, Chicago Fire actress Molly Glynn was killed when she was struck by a falling tree while riding her bike Friday afternoon in Chicago.

On what had been a pleasant afternoon, the weather suddenly shifted while Glynn and her husband were out riding, and before they could get off the road a tree was uprooted by the wind. A branch struck Glynn’s husband, but it seems she took the worst of it, succumbing to her injuries on Saturday.

Chicago Writers’ Theater artistic director Michael Halberstam said that:

“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. 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.”

Glynn was just 46 years old.

[via Gawker]