Morgan Freeman’s Granddaughter E’Dena Hines Stabbed to Death

‘Her Star Will Continue to Shine Bright in Our Hearts,’ Freeman Says

Morgan Freeman’s 33-year-old step-granddaughter was fatally stabbed early Sunday in New York City, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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.

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