This is so, so sad.
Morgan Freeman‘s 33-year-old step-granddaughter E’Dena Hines was stabbed early Sunday in New York City, by some violent individual who is currently in police custody. She died later that day after being taken to the hospital, and the investigation seems…very mysterious. People reports:
A 30-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene and taken to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, the NYPD said in a statement to People.
Responding officers found E’Dena Hines lying in the street outside her home on the 400 block of W. 162nd Street at about 3 a.m., where she was suffering from multiple stab wounds to her torso, according to the statement.
Hines, the granddaughter of Morgan’s first wife, was taken by EMS to Harlem Hospital and pronounced dead, according to the statement.
The investigation is ongoing.
In a statement to PEOPLE, Morgan Freeman reflected on her talent and how she touched the lives of those who knew her.
“The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer,” he said. “Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person.
“Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.”
According to Hines’ website, she studied acting at New York University’s prestigious Graduate Acting Program. She also taught “under-exposed youths” in Memphis, Tennessee.
Hines was active in the acting community in New York City, often writing about it on her Facebook page and sharing playful photos.
Aw man. I will definitely let you all know when we know more about this- this seems like a story that definitely has more to it than just a rando stabbing. So tragic.