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9 Black Celebrities Who Sadly Had to Bury Their Children

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Bill Cosby

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, had five children — four daughters, Erika, Erinn, Ensa and Evin, and one son, Ennis Cosby. Ennis, 27, was shot to death on Jan. 16, 1997, while he was changing a tire on the side of the road.



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Musician Prince had a son with his backup singer and then-wife, Mayte Garcia. Boy Gregory was born Oct. 13, 1996, with Pfeiffer syndrome, which is a genetic disorder characterized by the premature fusion of certain skull bones. He died a week later.

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