Comedian and actor Bill Cosby‘s daughter Ensa has died at the age of 44.
Ensa was 44 years old.
“The Cosby Family thanks many people for their prayers for their beloved and beautiful Ensa,” read a statement told to CNN.
Renal disease is a condition that impairs kidney function. Longstanding disease of the kidneys leads to renal failure. You have two kidneys, each about the size of your fist. They are near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside each kidney there are about a million tiny structures called nephrons. They filter your blood. They remove wastes and extra water, which become urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters. It goes to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.
Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons. This damage may leave kidneys unable to remove wastes. Causes can include genetic problems, injuries, or medicines.
Ensa Cosby always showed strong support for her father after he was accused of sexual assault by multiple women, something that he has continually denied and she has also stated she believed he was innocent.
During the height of the accusations Ensa and her sister Erinn released audio statements in support of their father.
“I believe that racism has played a big role in all aspects of this scandal,” Ensa Cosby wrote.
“My father has been publicly lynched in the media,” she said. “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…