“The world will never know her artistry and talent,” Freeman said
Police sent her boyfriend for a psychiatric evaluation
(CNN)E’Dena Hines, the step-grandaughter of actor Morgan Freeman, was stabbed to death allegedly by her boyfriend, police in New York said.
“The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer. Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person,” Freeman said in a statement.
“Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.”
Police responding to a 911 call in Washington Heights before 3 a.m. Sunday found Hines lying in the street. The 33-year-old had been stabbed multiple times in the upper body, the New York Police Department said.
She was brought to Harlem Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, the report said.
Authorities didn’t say what led to the stabbing.
But police took into custody Hines’ 30-year-old boyfriend and he was sent to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation. Officials haven’t released his name.
Hines was the granddaughter of Freeman’s first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. The couple divorced in 1979 after 12 years of marriage.
Freeman has always referred to Hines as his granddaughter, spokesman Stan Rosenfield said.