‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ actress Denise Dowse dead at 64

By Aashish Verma

Actress Denise Dowse has died, her sister confirmed in an Instagram post. She was 64.

The widely celebrated actress is known for her roles in 'Beverly Hills, 90210' and HBO's 'Insecure'

The actress from "Beverly Hills, 90210" was taken to the hospital on Sunday and has been in a coma for the past week while she fights severe meningitis.

Doctors couldn't say when or if she would wake up because she wasn't put into a coma by medicine. She passed away in less than a week.

Denise's sister asked that this time be kept quiet and that prayers keep going. She said that she would tell people later about Denise's funeral or "her Celebration of Life."

Ian Ziering, a "Beverly Hills, 90210" co-star, responded to the post calling the death "insanely heartbreaking."

Denise Dowse is known for playing Mrs. Teasley on the teen drama "Beverly Hills, 90210," and most recently portrayed Dr. Rhonda Pine on HBO’s "Insecure."