Ensa Cosby, disgraced comedian Bill Cosby's daughter, has died at the age of 44, TMZ has confirmed. USA Today later reported that she had died from renal disease. She had a long and complicated medical history, and reports suggest that she may have also been undergoing a kidney transplant.  

Her loss is surely going to be felt hard by her dad, considering she was one of his strongest supporters through the sexual assault and rape allegations. Esna had even claimed that the alleged victims of her father were publicly lynching him. "My father has been publicly lynched in the media and my family, my young daughter, my young niece and nephew have had to stand helplessly by and watch the double standard or pretending to protect the rights of some but ignoring the rights of others," she had said in a statement last year.

Esna Cosby with her moter and sister (Twitter)

She had claimed that despite living a quiet life until then, she had been forced to come out to the limelight, because she could not bear the injustice being doled out to her father. “The accusations against my father have been one-sided from the beginning. When he tried to defend himself, he was sued in civil court. I’ve seen the accusations become more horrific and extreme with time, and I’ve witnessed my father’s reputation and legendary works be dismissed without any proof.”

Esna had also alleged that racism played a huge part in the witch-hunt of her father. "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," she had said.  

Having stayed away from showbiz, Esna has only appeared in a small role in the episode titled I'm 'In' With the 'In' Crowd in season 6 of her father's The Cosby Show. She is the one wearing orange bottoms in the YouTube clip below. 

Bill and Camille Cosby have three more children. Erika, Erinn and Evin. Esna is not the first offspring they have outlived. Their son Ennis Cosby was murdered by an 18-year-old in a failed robbery attempt in 1997.

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