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Denise Dowse, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ and ‘Insecure’ Actress, in a Coma

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Actress Denise Dowse, known best for her roles in Beverly Hills, 90210, and The Guardian, is in a coma after contracting meningitis.

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The news has come as a huge shock to her fans.

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Now, Denise Dowse is an actress and director, best known for her roles as Mrs. Yvonne Teasley in the hit series Beverly Hills, 90210.

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As well as playing Judge Rebecca Damsen in the drama series The Guardian, and Dr. Rhonda Pine in the comedy-drama series Insecure.

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She began her acting career in 1989, appearing in an episode of Almost There, as the character Angela Quartermane.

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From then on she has worked on dozens of TV series, such as Full HouseSeinfeldBuffy the Vampire SlayerERCharmedThe Mentalist, and House, just to name a few.

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But her talent also crosses over into film.

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One of her first appearances on the big screen was in 1997, when she appeared as Sky Marshal Meru in the sci-fi movie Starship Troopers, featuring the likes of Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, and Neil Patrick Harris.

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She has gone on to star in hit movies PleasantvilleDr. Dolittle 2Requiem for a DreamEulogy, and Reign Over Me.

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And even starred alongside Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher in the 2005 comedy Guess Who.

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Some of her later works include her role as Valeria in the thriller Fatale, in 2020.

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And she was even set to direct the upcoming drama Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story.

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However, it looks as though that might have to take a back seat as she has recently gone into a coma due to meningitis.

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Fans are obviously shocked by the news.

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And many have taken to social media to share their well wishes to the star…

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“Get well Mrs.Teasely we are not ready for you to leave us, God bless get well!” one fan wrote on Instagram, referencing her role in 90210.

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Another wrote: “Sending my love and prayers to you and Denise, she is a strong force and I am sure she will pull through this and will be back at work on a set as an actress and as a director.”

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“Oh my gosh! I am so sorry to hear this!! Denise is a strong, grounded, & beautiful artist & human!!! Sending love & light that she will pull through this stronger than ever!” a third commented.

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“The beauty, positivity, genuine kindness, and overall love she possesses will cover her. Sending immense prayers, light, love, and well wishes. For D and your family, I pray that the healing is fast and bountiful.” another added.

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Hundreds of others from all over the world have also shared their thoughts and prayers to her family.

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“Sending prayers from Down Under,” one fan wrote.

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While someone else echoed: “Sending prayers for you and Denise! She is a brilliant talent.”

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Denise’s sister, Tracey, gave an update on her condition, confirming to ET: “Yes, she is still in a coma. We are hopeful that she will come out of this soon.”

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In a post on Denise’s Instagram page, Tracey asked for “support and prayers” for her sister.

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Tracey wrote, “As many of you have seen, my posts have been positive and uplifting.

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“I am trying to keep my spirits up and support those who need it. As many of you know I am a private person. So this is hard for me.”

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She continued: “I am requesting support and prayers be offered me and my sister, and my only immediate family @denisedowse.

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“She is currently in the hospital in a coma brought on 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.”

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Tracey concluded: “She is a vibrant actor and director that should have many years ahead of her. Thoughts, prayers, and support are greatly appreciated.” 

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You can see her post here.

We wish her a speedy recovery!

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