How Did Denise Dowse Die? Cause of Death Revealed

Denise Dowse, a popular television actress, passed away on Saturday at the age of 64 after a long struggle with viral meningitis, according to her family. After her death was confirmed by her sister Tracey on Instagram, tributes poured in for the “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Insecure” star.

“I want to take this moment to thank our friends and family for all of the love and prayers,” she added. “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,” Tracey 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 with all the love she has.”

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It was first announced by TV Line that she had passed away. After Dowse’s brain and spinal cord suffered inflammation, she lapsed into a coma and remained there for at least a week. On “90210,” Ian Ziering portrayed a student of Yvonne Teasley (played by Dowse) at West Beverly Hills High. Ziering praised Dowse as a wonderful actress and a “loving soul.”

“So heartbreaking to say Denise Dowse has passed away. Throughout all my years working on Beverly Hills 90210, my scenes with Denise will always [sic] be remembered with the utmost respect for her talent, and fondness for the loving soul she was.”

What is the Cause of Death of Denise Dowse?
What is the Cause of Death of Denise Dowse?

“Some of my heartiest off-camera laughs were between she and I hammering out the [sic] discipline her Mrs. Teasley would dish out to my Steve Sanders. My sincere condolences to her family, and all others who she was dear. God bless you, Denise, pay forward that Legacy Key A,” he wrote on Instagram.

Dowse was quite often seen on network TV in the 90s, with credits on shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The X-Files,” “Criminal Minds,” “Bones,” “House,” “Monk,” “Law & Order,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Charmed,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Moesha,” “Sister, Sister,” “ER,” “Step by Step,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Seinfeld” and “Full House” — among many others.

Tracey revealed to Page Six that her sister’s directing debut, “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story,” which premiered at the 2022 Pan African Film Festival in April, is the source of the most pride for her.

“She has won several best director awards at this year’s film festivals,” Tracey gushed. For more such updates do follow us only on Lee Daily

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