Bill Cosby’s daughter Ensa dead at 44

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Bill Cosby’s daughter Ensa has died. According to reports by TMZ, the 44-year-old died in Massachusetts on Feb. 23.

Ensa was once an extra on an episode of Cosby’s signature series, “The Cosby Show.” In 2013, she married Martin McLean.

She was also vocal during her father’s trial and decided to release a statement in defense of her father through “The Breakfast Club.”

“The accusations against my father have been one-sided from the beginning,” Ensa Cosby said in a statement. “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. 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. How the charges came about being made against him, how people believed them before they were ever scrutinized or tested, how people who questioned the claims were shut down and ignored.”

Ensa reportedly suffered from kidney problems and was in line for a transplant. However, the cause of death remains unknown at press time.

Bill Cosby’s only son, Ennis, was murdered in 1997.



A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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