Beverly Hills 90210 Actress Denise Dowse dead at 64

Actress Denise Dowse has died, her sister confirmed in an Instagram post. She was 64.

I want to take this moment to thank our friends and family for all of the love and prayers.

‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ actress Denise Dowse dead at 64

It is with a very heavy heart that I inform everyone that my sister, Denise Dowse has gone forward to meet our family in eternal life, Tracey Dowse wrote Saturday evening.

Denise Dowse dead at 64

The "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress was hospitalized Sunday and has spent the week in a coma fighting severe meningitis.

Denise Dowse dead at 64

"Denise Yvonne Dowse was the most amazing sister, a consummate, illustrious actress, mentor and director.

Denise Dowse dead at 64

Tracey also addressed Denise’s supporters and fans.

Denise’s sister asked for privacy and continued prayers during this time. She will later provide information concerning Denise’s funeral or "her Celebration of Life," she said.

Dowse concluded: "Again I am so grateful for all the calls, text messages, direct messages, and silent prayers for my sister