Hines who was 33-years-old, was the granddaughter of Freeman's first wife, Myrna Colley-Lee. She was found 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 chest, according to the statement.
Hines was taken by EMS to Harlem Hospital and pronounced dead. The granddaughter of the American actor was studying acting at New York University's prestigious Graduate Acting Program, according to her website.
In a statement to the People, Morgan Freeman reflected on her talent and how she touched the lives of people around her.
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"The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer," he said. "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 man was taken into custody at the scene. The police investigation is going on.