Morgan Freeman's granddaughter killed

Man, 30, arrested at the scene in New York

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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.