According to Tracey Dowse, Denise Dowse is still in a coma following her diagnosis of meningitis.

Denise Dowse

Tracey posted a Facebook message dated August 5 asking for prayers and support for her and her sister.

She is currently in hospital with a severe form of meningitis. Because she was not medically inducible, her doctors don't know when she will be released from the coma.

Deadline Tuesday was informed by Dowse that her sister is still in a coma.

‘Insecure’ Actor Denise Dowse In Coma

Tracey said that her sister is a "vibrant actor and director that should still have many years ahead" and that her "thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated."

Dowse will make her feature film director's debut with the forthcoming biopic Remember me: The Mahalia Jackson Story.

This movie follows Jackson's career, her contributions to Civil Rights Movement, and her friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. The film is currently in post-production.