Denise Dowse, who many remember Insecure and Beverly Hills, 90210died at the age of 64. His sister Tracey Dowse confirmed the news on the actor’s Instagram account.
“I want to take this time to thank our friends and family for all the love and prayers. It is with a very heavy heart that I inform everyone that my sister, Denise Dowse, has left to meet our family in eternal life,” Tracey said.
She continued: “Denise Yvonne Dowse was the most incredible sister, an accomplished and illustrious actress, mentor and director. She was my best friend and the last member of my family. Denise loved you all. I know she watches over us with all the love she has.
Tracey asked for confidentiality and continued prayers and promised to let everyone know about her celebration of life.
“Once again, I am so grateful for all the calls, texts, 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.
Former costar Ian Ziering responded to Tracey’s post with some kind words about Denise.
“It’s incredibly heartbreaking. Throughout my years of working on Beverly Hills 90210, my scenes with Denise will always be remembered with the greatest respect for her talent and the affection she had for the loving soul that she was. Some of my warmest off-camera laughs were between her and me hammering away at the discipline her Mrs. Teasley would give my Steve Sanders. My sincere condolences to his family and all who were dear to him. God bless you Denise pay for this legacy key,” he wrote.
Dowse has a long history of TV credits which includes a recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210 where she played Vice Principal Yvonne Teasley. She would later go on to play another Vice Principal but this time in the sitcom california dreams in another recurring role. Guest appearances on sitcoms included Seinfield, Full house, Murphy Brown, Step by step, sister, sister, Moesha, girlfriendsand most recently a recurring role on Insecure where she played Dr. Rhonda Pine. His many other credits include appearances on series such as Touched by an angel, buffy the vampire slayer, Chicago Hope, Emergency room, The west wing, Judging Amy, Pinch/Tuck, Charm, Gilmore Girls, Everwood, Accommodationand Castle.
Dowse Makes Her Feature Directorial Debut With Upcoming Biopic Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Storywhich follows Jackson’s career, his contribution to the civil rights movement and his friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. The film is currently in post-production.