Update: ‘Insecure’ Star Denise Dowse Passes Away At Age 64 After Battling ‘Virulent Form Of Meningitis’ [Condolences]

Update: ‘Insecure’ Star Denise Dowse Passes Away At Age 64 After Battling ‘Virulent Form Of Meningitis’ [Condolences]

Update: According to reports, TV veteran Denise Dowse has passed away at the age of 64 after battling a ‘virulent form of meningitis.’

The “Insecure” star’s death was confirmed by her sister Tracey Dowse, who penned a heartfelt message to the entertainer over the weekend (Aug. 14). In part, she wrote,

“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.
Denise Yvonne Dowse was the most amazing sister, a consummate, illustrious actress, mentor and director. She was my very best friend and final family member.
Denise loved all of you. I know that she is watching over us with all the love she has.”

Tracey Dowse added,

“I ask for privacy and your continued prayers.
I will provide, at a later time, her Celebration of Life information. I will update you here.
Again I am so grateful for all the calls, text messages, direct messages, and silent prayers for my sister. We could not have made it so gracefully and painlessly without all of the prayer warriors around the world
Thank you for giving so selflessly.”


Original story: Insecure star Denise Dowse is in a coma and doctors don’t know when she’ll come out.

Denise Dowse’s sister, Tracey Dowse, took to Instagram on Aug. 7 and broke the tragic news that Denise Dowse, 64, is in a coma due to a bout with meningitis. Tracey shared,

“Hello, Family and Friends, from @dreamofthesoultd page. As many of you have seen, my posts have been positive and uplifting. 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. I am requesting support and prayers be offered to 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.”

She went on to say,

“Her doctors do not know when she will come out of the coma as it was not medically induced. She is a vibrant actor and director that should have many years ahead of her. Thoughts, prayers, and support are greatly appreciated. I have been reading your comments and want to acknowledge everyone’s comments. I will not be responding to your texts as I do not want you to think it is coming from her at this time.”

Denise played in HBO’s Insecure as Dr. Rhonda Pines and is known for starring in Ray, Girlfriends, 90210, and Beverly Hills. To date, she has appeared in over 30 films and 85 television shows. She’s even recently expanded her career and became a director. Her film Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story debuted in April 2022.

Soon after the news about Denise’s current condition broke, there was an outpour of love and get-well messages. A few of her former co-stars and other celebrities shared their support in her Instagram comments. 


Ian Ziering, who co-starred with Denise in Beverly Hills and 90210, wrote

“Sending prayers and hopes for better days ahead.”

Actor Jason Kelly commented,

“Peace, healing, and recovery be upon Denise. She’s deeply loved.”

and singer Lala Hathaway said,

“Sending healing and peace.”

Please continue to send positive messages and prayers to Denise Dowse and her family during this time.

Authored by: Afrkah Shantae