The actor Morgan Freeman is mourning the death of his granddaughter, who was found stabbed to death on Sunday on a Manhattan street.

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

Police arrested 30-year-old Lamar Davenport at the scene, in front of Hines’ apartment on West 162nd Street, and later charged him with second-degree murder. Police said Davenport was in a relationship with Hines.

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In a statement issued by Freeman he said: “The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer.”

Hines had studied acting and was involved with teaching urban youth. She was the granddaughter of Freeman’s first wife.