A Bill Cosby┬áspokesman said Monday, the comedian’s 44-year-old daughter Ensa Cosby has died in Massachusetts.

The cause of death has not been officially released, but a spokesman for Cosby, Andrew Wyatt told USA Today she died of renal disease. Wyatt also released a statement saying,


“Please keep the Cosby family in your prayers and give them peace at this time.”

Ensa Cosby made headlines last year when she stood up for her father regarding the multiple sexual assault allegations, she said on Michael Smerconish’s radio show.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.