‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ actress battled meningitis


Denise Dowse, the actress known for playing Mrs. Yvonne Teasley on the teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has died following a battle with severe meningitis. She was 64.

“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,” her sister, Tracey Dowse, shared in an Instagram post Saturday night. 

She wrote: “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.”

“Denise loved all of you. I know that she is watching over us,” Traceyy concluded.

USA TODAY previously confirmed Dowse’s social media posts were her sister Tracey.

Earlier:‘90210’ actor Denise Dowse hospitalized in coma while fighting severe meningitis

A week before Dowse’s death, her sister revealed that the actress went into a coma after being hospitalized for meningitis. “Her doctors do not know when she will come out of the coma as it was not medically induced,” Tracey shared on Aug. 7.

“As many of you know I am a private person. So this is hard for me. I am requesting support and prayers be offered me and my sister, and my only immediate family @denisedowse,” Dowse’s sister wrote. “She is a vibrant actor and director that should have many years ahead of her. Thoughts, prayers and support are greatly appreciated.”





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