Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines stabbed to death in New York City

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Morgan Freeman's Goddaughter Fatally Stabbed in New York City

E'Dena Hines, the step-granddaughter of Morgan Freeman, was stabbed to death in New York City on Sunday.

The 33-year-old was found lying in the street in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights at about 3 a.m, where she was suffering from multiple wounds to her torso.

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Hines was taken to Harlem Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines stabbed to death in New York City
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Morgan Freeman and step granddaughter E'Dena Hines arrive to the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 16, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Morgan Freeman and E'Dena Hines arrive to the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 16, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Morgan Freeman and his step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines attend the world premiere of "The Dark Knight" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Monday, July 14, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Morgan Freeman with E'Dena Hines arrive to the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 16, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Morgan Freeman and step granddaughter E'Dena Hines arrive to the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 16, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 14: Actor Morgan Freeman (R) and his granddaughter attend the premiere of 'The Dark Knight' at AMC Loews Lincoln Center on July 14, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Morgan Freeman and granddaughter E'Dena Hines arrive to the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 16, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Morgan Freeman and his step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines attend the world premiere of "The Dark Knight" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Monday, July 14, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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"The world will never know her artistry in talent, and how much she had to offer," Freeman said in a statement to ET. "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."

A 30-year-old male was arrested at the scene on West 162nd Street before being taken to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. According to the New York Daily News, the suspect was seen kneeling over Hines' body as he made religious statements.

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Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Hines was the granddaughter of Freeman's first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw.

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