Bill Cosby’s Daughter Ensa Dies At Age 44 From Renal Disease
Bill Cosby’s third daughter, Ensa, passed away on Friday night in Massachusetts, according to TMZ.
TMZ reported that Ensa, 44, struggled with different medical issues in the past, including kidney problems that she may have been seeking a transplant for.
And Cosby spokesperson Andrew Wyatt confirmed to USA TODAY that the cause of death is indeed renal disease, which is a chronic kidney disease.
“The Cosby Family thanks many people for their prayers for their beloved and beautiful Ensa, who recently died from renal disease,” he said.
Just last year, Ensa and sister Erinn issued statements defending their father ahead of his sexual assault trial, which was later declared a mistrial. She noted that she had always been a private celebrity kid, but “for my child, my niece, my nephew, and my father, I cannot sit quietly anymore.” She issued her statement via the popular radio show The Breakfast Club.
“The media created the story and the outcome before any court will ever test the claims,” she said. “How my father is being punished by a society that still believes black men rape white women but passes off as ‘boys will be boys’ when white men are accused. How the politics of our country prove my disgust. My father has been publicly lynched in the media. My family, my young daughter, my young niece and nephew have had to stand helplessly by and watch the double standards of pretending to protect the rights of some, but ignoring the rights of others and exposing innocent children to such appalling accusations about someone they love dearly and who has been so loving and kind to them is beyond cruel.”
As she mentioned, Ensa leaves behind a daughter.
Sadly, she is the second of the comedian’s children to pass. When he was 18 year’s old, Ennis Cosby was shot and killed in a failed robbery attempt after he pulled over to fix a flat tire on Interstate 405 in Los Angeles.
Cosby and wife Camille have three other children, including 41-year-old daughter Evin, 51-year-old daughter Erinn, and his eldest child, 52-year-old Erika. The couple have been married since 1964.