Ensa Cosby, Daughter of Bill Cosby, Dies at 44

She suffered several medical issues

Last Updated: February 26, 2018 @ 12:21 PM

Bill Cosby’s daughter Ensa Cosby died on Friday at the age of 44 following a battle with renal disease, TheWrap has confirmed.

“Please keep the Cosby family in your prayers and give them peace at this time,” said Cosby’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, in a statement provided to TheWrap.
“The Cosby Family thanks many people for their prayers for their beloved and beautiful Ensa, who recently died from renal disease,” Wyatt said in a follow up statement.

Despite her father’s success as an actor and comedian, Cosby largely stayed out of the public eye, only making one significant statement in defense of her father ahead of his sexual assault trial last year.

“I strongly believe my father is innocent of the crimes alleged against him, and I believe that racism has played a big role in all aspects of this scandal,” Cosby said on the NYC radio talk show “The Breakfast Club” in May, blaming the media for vilifying her father “without any proof.”

Ensa was one of five children to Bill Cosby and his wife Camille. Her only brother, Ennis Cosby was murdered alongside a Los Angeles freeway in 1997 in what police said was a robbery attempt gone wrong.

TMZ first reported on Monday that Cosby died.