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Sophia Bush Pays Tribute to 'Chicago P.D.' On-Screen Mom Markie Post in a Touching Tribute

Sophia Bush Pays Tribute to 'Chicago P.D.' On-Screen Mom Markie Post in a Touching Tribute

Sophia Bush is paying tribute to Markie Post.

The 39-year-old Chicago P.D. star paid tribute to the late actress, who sadly passed away on Saturday (August 7).

“My sweet sweet Markie… I don’t have the words. Devastated comes to mind. Crushed. Heartbroken. This woman. This ray of sunshine. Pure light. And goodness,” she began in an emotional post to Instagram on Sunday (August 8).

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Markie Post was a TV icon. Bold. Funny. Always in on the joke, usually before the rest of the room. Always holding a deeper perspective on a character’s reality than what was on the page,” she continued.

“When I lived in a box that made it deeply difficult to be a woman who could exist as one … and … breathe? Markie came in with arms to envelop me and eyes that fired both kindness and lightning storms into the room as she held me, and likewise called other women into her safe space. She did it all with a smile and a laugh, and with more wisdom than most of us could ever hope to learn or muster,” Sophia went on to write.

“I loved her on Night Court. I blushed when she came to Chicago. To play MY onscreen mom!? And I loved her in our hair and makeup trailer and at cozy dinners over endless laughter and as I watched her eyes light up when she spoke of her husband and her daughters. When she called me an ‘uncommon woman’ I melted. Markie was the kind of set momma who made you feel invincible and gave you permission to be vulnerable and tender. I’ll never forget that mystical power. That rare duality,” she wrote.

“We spoke about getting each of our overlapping onscreen families together. @hilarieburton, @tylerhilton, and @meganparkithere. That overlap!? We LOVED how lucky we’d been to share two TV families. And then life, different locations, and a pandemic got in the way. I will forever curse the missed opportunity of that reunion dinner we hadn’t had just yet. Hug the people you love. Don’t say ‘we’ll do it soon, honey.’ Don’t wait until everyone is ‘back in town and it’s easy.’ Do it now. Make the trek. Don’t miss your moments. To her family? Michael. Kate. Daisy. The ones she lit UP when she spoke of? The ones who put a twinkle and a sparkle in her eye? Man oh man she loved you. Man oh man am I sorry to see her go. How grateful I am that you shared her with me. That I got to borrow her and her boundless heart. Thank you, forever. #MarkiePost #MyForeverBunny ♥️🐰💔”

Our thoughts are with Markie Post‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

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Posted to: Chicago P.D., Chicago PD, Markie Post, Sophia Bush, Television

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