‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Alum Dies at 64

'Beverly Hills, 90210' Alum Denise Dowse Dead at 64 Following Meningitis Battle: An 'Illustrious Actress'

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Denise Dowse, who was nearly one week after being admitted with meningitis in her hospital room, has died. She was 64.

“I want to take this moment to thank our friends and family for all of the love and prayers. It is with a very heavy heart that I inform everyone that my sister, Denise Dowse, has gone forward to meet our family in eternal life,” the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum’s sister, Tracey Dowse, confirmed the news in a Saturday, August 13, Instagram statement shared via the late actress’ account. “Denise Yvonne Dowse was the most amazing sister, a consummate, illustrious actress, mentor and director. She was my very best friend and final family member.”

Tracey added in her social media message: “Denise loved all of you. I know she is watching over all of us with all her love. I ask for your privacy and your continued prayers. … I am so grateful for all the calls, text messages, direct messages, and silent prayers for my sister. We could not have made it so gracefully and painlessly without all of the prayer warriors around the world.”

Tracey had previously revealed that her sister was in hospital with meningitis and was now in a coma.

“As many of you have seen, my posts have been positive and up lifting [sic]. I am trying to keep my spirits up and support those who need it,” Tracey wrote via Instagram on August 7. “I am requesting support and prayers be offered me and my sister, and my only immediate family @denisedowse. … Her doctors do not know when she will come out of the coma as it was not medically induced.”

The couple was born in Hawaii in February 1958. Insecure Alum has been featured in the likes Bio-DomeStarship TroopersRayCoach Carter And The Call. She was Yvonne Teasley’s vice-principal. Beverly Hills, 90210 In 24 episodes of the FOX sitcom.

“This is insanely heartbreaking. “This is the most heartbreaking thing I have ever seen in all of my years of working on it. Beverly Hills, 90210, my scenes with Denise will always be remembered with the utmost respect for her talent, and fondness for the loving soul she was,” Ian ZieringHe posted an Instagram comment on Saturday to express his sorrow for his former co-worker. “Some of my heartiest off camera laughs were between she and I hammering out the discipline her Mrs. Teasley would dish out to my Steve Sanders. My deepest sympathy to her family and all those who were dear to her. God bless you Denise. 🙏.”

The Pleasantville Tracey, Tracey’s sister, has a survivor.

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