Ensa Cosby, the daughter of Bill Cosby, passed away at the age of 44. According to a report from TMZ, Ensa died on the 23rd of February in Massachusetts.
Reportedly, the cause of her death isn’t clear, but she had a history of medical complications in the past possibly related to her kidney. A representative speaking on behalf of the family asked to respect their privacy.
While Ensa didn’t have nearly the star power of her father, she did appear alongside him including in The Cosby Show in 1989 as a girl at a party.
The episode she appeared in was called, “I’m ‘In’ With The ‘In’ Crowd.” Despite Cosby’s legal troubles, Ensa stood by him from the beginning.
Bill Cosby jokes about his blindness at Germantown’s La Rosa Jazz Club pic.twitter.com/XnkKgg15kQ
— Jeremy Roebuck (@jeremyrroebuck) January 23, 2018
In a statement to The Breakfast Club, Ensa blamed “racism” for Bill’s demise stating that all of the accusations from the beginning were one-sided.
The daughter of the comedian alleged that it was a public lynching through the media. And while many are convinced of Bill’s guilt, it hasn’t been that simple considering he faced a trial for his alleged crimes on Andrea Constand, and it concluded in a mistrial with the jury coming to gridlock.
As for the history of the embattled comic’s family, Bill married Camille Hanks back in 1964 and they had five children together. The comedian has gone through troublesome familial times including the death of his son, Ennis Cosby, who passed away in Los Angeles in 1997.
The last time we saw Cosby in public was at LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia, making it his first comedy performance since 2015 when the accusations first came to light. It all started when the video of Hannibal Buress joking about Cosby went viral online, summarily setting off a cascade of allegations.