The Beverly Hills, 90210 family is mourning the loss of one of their own.

Tori Spelling Jennie Garth honored their co-star Denise Dowse, who played the vice principal Mrs. Teasley on the iconic ‘90s show, after her sister, Tracey Dowse, announced that she passed away from meningitis last week.

Garth said, “We are so shocked” on their Aug. 16 episode. 90210MG podcast. She was just 64 years old. It was a complete accident. It was meningitis that she was suffering from. It caused her body shut down, resulting in a coma. She never woke from this coma. This is unbelievable. I cannot imagine the impact on her family, especially her sister. All who had known her. It was shocking news. These types of deaths are extremely difficult.”

Garth recalled their experiences with Dowse on the set, and Garth said that Dowse was “like your best friend”. It was so simple to be around Dowse and it was so effortless working with her.