The NYPD took a man believed to be Hines' boyfriend into custody, but he hasn't been charged yet. (Video via WNYT)
Freeman released a statement saying, "The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer." On his Facebook page, he called Hines' passing "senseless" and thanked his fans for their support.
I want to acknowledge the tremendous outpouring of love and support my family has received regarding the tragic and senseless passing of my granddaughter Edena Hines. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. -MPosted by Morgan Freeman on Sunday, August 16, 2015
Hines was also an actor and was in a movie set to be released next year. She was 33. (Video via Tisch School of the Arts)
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