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In an Instagram post, her sister confirmed the death of actress Denise Dawes. She was 64 years old.
“I want to take this moment to thank us Friends and family For all love and prayer. It is with a very sad heart that I inform everyone that my sister Denise Dawes has come forward to meet our family in eternal life,” Tracy Dawes wrote Saturday evening.
Actress “Beverly Hills, 90210” was hospitalized on Sunday and spent the week in a coma Fighting acute meningitis. Doctors did not say when or whether she would wake up because the coma was “not medically caused”. She died less than a week later.
The actress’s sister added in the post, “Dennis Yvonne Dawes was the most amazing sister, an accomplished, brilliant actress, mentor and director. She was my best friend and a member of my family.”
Tracy also addressed supporters and fans of Dennis.
“I loved all of you Denise. I know she is watching us with all her love,” Dawes wrote.
Denise’s sister requested privacy and continued prayer during this time. She will later provide information regarding Dennis’s funeral Or her “celebration of life,” she said.
“Once again, I’m so grateful for all the calls, texts, direct messages, and silent prayer for my sister. We wouldn’t have done so gracefully and painlessly without all of the prayer warriors around the world. Thank you for selflessly giving,” Dawes concluded.
Ian Ziering, co-star of “Beverly Hills, 90210,” responded to the post that called the death “insanely heartbreaking.”
All my years Work at Beverly Hills 90210, My scenes with Denise will always be remembered with the utmost respect for her talent, and fondness for her loving spirit,” he wrote. . Tesley will go out with Steve Sanders.”
Zering concluded, “My sincerest condolences to her family and to all those who were dear to them.”
Actor Jason Kelly (“Mayor of Kingstown,” “Murder in the Beginning”), who said Denise was his first professional director and stage director, said that many of the actors whose life she affected would continue to carry on her legacy.
“Thank you for bravely sharing this sad news,” Kelly wrote. “So sorry to hear that.” “The wisdom and standards I demanded provided the foundations of my theater career. We enjoyed showing off our Virginia roots and encouraged me to trust my instincts. Over the years we’ve bumped into each other on the board (sometimes at The Cork for a drink) and more recently at the Road Theater. It felt like a reunion. She was and still is the Queen Mother to many and her spirit is cultivated in society.”
“Her presence will be missed but her core will continue to be in those artists, friends and family who gave so much of themselves to her,” he added.
Actor and director Larry Powell wrote: “My first acting teacher. Well, then, life guide. I love this woman so much. I send nothing but heartfelt love and prayer.”
Tracy Dawes announced Her sister’s hospitalization And the medical case on Sunday, August 7th.
In one of her Instagram posts, she wrote, “As many of you know I am a private person. So this is hard for me.” “I ask for support and prayers for me and my sister, and my only immediate family @denisedowse.”
“She is currently in the hospital in a coma caused by a malignant form of meningitis. Her doctors do not know when she will come out of the coma because she has not been medically induced,” she added.
Dennis Dawes is best known for playing Mrs. Tesley in the teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210,” and she recently portrayed Dr. Rhonda Payne on HBO’s “Insecure.” She starred in “The Guardian,” “Coach Carter,” and more.
Fox News’ Stephanie Jiang Baunun contributed to this report.