The tragic death of 90210 actress Denise Dowse

Actress Denise Dowse has died at the age of 64. TMZ Approved.

The devastating news comes a week after her older sister Tracey posted a heartbreaking message from Denise’s Instagram account. Soliciting positive thoughts for her sister, Tracey wrote: “She is currently in hospital in a coma caused by a virulent form of meningitis. Her doctors do not know when she will come out of the coma as it was not medically induced. “

Unfortunately, on August 13th, Tracey announced that Denise had passed away. Paying tribute on Instagram, she wrote: “Denise Yvonne Dowse was the most amazing sister, an accomplished celebrated actress, mentor and director. She was my very best friend and last of my family.” Tracey also expressed her gratitude to family and friends and asked for privacy at this difficult time. Many celebrities chimed in with their admiration for the actor. Denise’s “Insecure” co-star Issa Rae commented, “Sending you lots of love. Ms. Denise will be so missed and her impact will be felt for generations. I am forever grateful for her leadership.” Let’s look back at Denise Dowse’s remarkable career.

Denise Dowse was a popular and accomplished actress

Denise Dowse made it into the Hollywood spotlight in the 1990s. She’s wowed audiences with her roles as assistant director Yvonne Teasley on “Beverly Hills, 90210” and more recently as therapist Rhonda Pine on “Insecure,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dowse’s list of credits is extensive, having acted in over 30 films and 85 television shows on Fox 11. Other on-screen highlights include roles in the hit films “Ray” and “Coach Carter.” Dowse was also a stage director and directed the cast of “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story,” a biopic starring Grammy-winner Ledisi, per HuffPost.

In a 2015 interview with Brownstone Radio, Dowse spoke about her artistic journey and various projects. The Hawaiian native revealed she started acting as a kid, saying, “I really loved doing it and playing different characters but still coming back to me.” Dowse was a popular actress whose passion and dedication was inspired by felt by their castmates. Taking to Twitter is “Insecure” co-star Yvonne Orji wrote“It has truly been a joy and pleasure working with @denisedowse on @insecurehbo. She embodied the real life strength and wisdom that her character #DrRhonda shared with Molly. You will be truly missed and remembered fondly. May your soul rest in perfect peace forever.”

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