Morgan Freeman's granddaughter killed

Man, 30, arrested at the scene in New York


Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter Stabbed to Death in New York

The granddaughter of actor Morgan Freeman has been stabbed to death in New York.

Police responding to a 911 call at about 3am found 33-year-old Edena Hines with multiple stab wounds in Manhattan. She was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital.

Edena Hines with her grandfather Morgan Freeman (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)

A 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene, in front of Hines' apartment on West 162nd Street.

Morgan issued a statement saying: "The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer."

Edena had studied acting and was involved with teaching urban youth.