Morgan Freeman's granddaughter stabbed to death

The step-granddaughter of award-winning actor Morgan Freeman was killed by her boyfriend early Sunday in a disturbed attempt at an exorcism, according to a published report.

Elena Hines and Morgan Freeman

E'Dena Hines, the step-grandaughter of American actor, Morgan Freeman, was stabbed to death early Sunday, allegedly by her boyfriend, police in New York said.

"The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer. Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person," Freeman said in a statement.

"Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace."

Police responding to a 911 call in Washington Heights before 3 a.m. Sunday found Hines lying in the street. The 33-year-old had been stabbed multiple times in the upper body, the New York Police Department said.

She was brought to Harlem Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, the report said.

Authorities didn't say what led to the stabbing.

Police took Hines' 30-year-old boyfriend into custody and he was sent to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation. Officials have not released his name.

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