Denise Dowse, director and 'Beverly Hills, 90210' actress, dies at 64

Actress Denise Dowsey - known for her roles as Vice Principal Yvonne Teasley in "Beverly Hills, 90210",

He died a few days after falling into a coma brought on by a debilitating form of meningitis.

Dowse's manager, Sandra Siegel, also confirmed the "heartbreaking" death to CBS News

Dowse's sister Tracy announced her death in an Instagram post on the actress' accounts.

Tracy Dowsey wrote, "I take this moment to thank my friends and family for all the love and prayers.

"It is with a very heavy heart that I inform everyone that my sister, Denise Dowsey, has passed away.

Denise Yvonne Dovse was the most wonderful sister, a brilliant, brilliant actress, mentor and director.

She was my best friend. Denise loved you all. I know she is looking at us with all her love.

I am so grateful for all the silent prayers for my sister.

We couldn't have made it so beautiful and painless without all the prayers around the world.

Thank you for giving so selflessly. I love you, Tracy."