Actress Denise Dawes, best known for her roles in Beverly Hills, 90210 as well as The keeper, died at the age of 64.
The tragic news upset fans.
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Now Denise Dawes is an actress and director, best known for her role as Mrs. Yvonne Teasley in the popular TV series. Beverly Hills, 90210.
As well as the role of Judge Rebecca Damsen in the drama series. The keeperand Dr. Rhonda Pine in the comedy-drama series Unreliable.
She began her acting career in 1989, starring in an episode of Almost doneas the character Angela Quartermain.
Since then, she has worked on dozens of television series such as Full house, Seinfeld, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ambulance, Charmed, mentalistas well as HouseJust to name a few.
But her talent is also shown in the movies.
One of her first big screen appearances was in 1997 when she appeared as Sky Marshal Meru in a science fiction film. Starship Troopersfeaturing Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards and Neil Patrick Harris.
She began acting in popular films Pleasantville, Doctor Dolittle 2, Requiem for a Dream, eulogy, as well as Reign over me.
And even starred with Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher in the 2005 comedy. guess who.
Some of her later work includes her role as Valeria in the thriller. Fatalin 2020.
And she was even going to direct an upcoming drama. Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story.
Sadly, Dause won’t have a chance as her family recently announced her death.
Fans obviously shocked on the news.
And many have taken to social media to share their tribute to the star…
One fan wrote on Instagram, “I’m so sorry to hear this. Denise was one of my favorite people. One of the most generous, loving and gentle people I have ever met. I send prayers and peace to her family and those who loved her.”
Another commented, “I pray that love and warmth surround you and your family.”
“Denise was a wonderful soul and my life is better knowing her. I’m sad that she’s gone, but I’m glad I got to know her. Rest in peace,” added a third.
“Denise was an incredible director, visionary and artist, but most of all she was an incredible friend. I will miss her very much. The world has lost an incredible light. Heaven has found a beautiful angel,” wrote another person.
Hundreds of other people from all over the world also shared their thoughts and prayers for her family.
The tragic news came after she recently contracted meningitis.
And soon fell into a coma.
Denise’s sister, Tracey, spoke about her condition last week. ET: “Yes, she is still in a coma. We hope she gets out of this state soon.”
In a post on Denise’s Instagram page, Tracy asked for “support and prayers” for her sister.
Tracey wrote: “As many of you have seen, my posts have been positive and uplifting.
“I try to keep my spirits high and support those who need it. As many of you know, I am a private person. So it’s hard for me.”
She continued: “I ask for support and prayers for me, my sister and my only immediate family @denisedowse.
“She is currently in the 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 she was not induced by medication.”
Tracey concluded: “She is a bright actress and director, she has many years ahead of her. We greatly appreciate the thoughts, prayers and support.”
Sadly, Dowse has since passed away from her illness, and her family announced her death on Instagram.
In a heartbreaking update, her sister Tracey wrote, “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform everyone that my sister Denise Dawes has gone forth to meet our family in eternal life.”
She continued: “Denise Yvonne Dawes was the most wonderful sister, consummate, celebrated actress, mentor and director. She was my best friend and the last member of the family.”
She also thanked everyone who prayed for her sister.
“I am so grateful for all the calls, text messages, direct messages and silent prayers for my sister. We couldn’t have done it so gracefully and painlessly without all the prayer warriors around the world.”
“Thank you for giving so selflessly,” she concluded.
Our thoughts go out to her family and friends at this difficult time.
Rest in peace, Denise.