Denise Dowse – of ‘90210,’ ‘Insecure’ fame – in coma due to meningitis


Denise Dowse is in a coma due to “a virulent form of meningitis.”

The “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and “Insecure” actor’s sister, Tracey Dowse, revealed on Instagram Denise Dowse’s condition.

“As many of you have seen, my posts have been positive and up lifting. 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,” Tracey Dowse posted. “I am requesting support and prayers be offered me and my sister, and my only immediate family @denisedowse.”

“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,” Tracey continued, calling Denise “a vibrant actor and director that should have many years ahead of her.”

Several stars such as actress Jill Marie Jones, singer Lalah Hathaway, and Dowse’s 90210 costar Ian Ziering commented on the post, with the latter writing, “Sending prayers and hopes for better days ahead.”

Denise portrayed Mrs. Yvonne Teasley on “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

Mark Heim is a reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.