Jimmy Nichols of Chicago Fire reacts to the sudden death of his character in the final episode of Season 11

The drama series, part of Dick Wolf's popular Chicago One franchise, debuted on NBC in 2012 and follows

the lives of various firefighters, rescuers and paramedics at Firehouse 51 from Chicago Fire Department.

With a dedicated fan base responsible for consistently high ratings, Chicago Fire season 11 was announced as part of a season 

three update in 2020, which premiered on September 21 this year. Starring alongside Nicholas are the show's stars Taylor

Nicholas' character, Evan Hawkins, was introduced in season 10 of the Chicago Fire as the department's chief medical officer.

His romantic relationship with Violet Mikami is a big part of his story, and the two are finally back together this season after breaking up due to their power dynamic at work.

Hawkins ends up taking a job in a new district, but tragedy strikes before he has a chance to turn things around.

While trying to help a victim out of a burning movie theater in Chicago Fire Season 11 Episode 3 titled "Totally Broken", the building collapses on him.

Hawkins appears to have died as a result, a fate that was brought before the episode's release and made all the more heartbreaking by Mikami's attempts to save him.