Friday, May 24, 2024

Morgan Freeman’s Step Granddaughter Stabbed to Death in Front of NY Apartment


Edena Hines, the 33 year old step granddaughter of actor Morgan Freeman, was stabbed to death in front of her New York apartment building overnight. Reports say her boyfriend was found with the body, and he’s been arrested.

What a tragedy. Hines– granddaughter of Freeman’s first wife– was a vivacious self described teacher, actor and writer.

She was in a 2012 production of “A Raisin in the Sun” directed by Phylicia Rashad at the Westport Playhouse:

from her website:

“After three years studying at New York University’s prestigious Graduate Acting Program, Edena joined the hoards of other bright eyed hopefuls looking for success in New York’s acting scene. Finding a lack of opportunity she decided to turn her sights to teaching under-exposed youth in her native Memphis, TN.”

Hines had recently played a receptionist in Freeman’s latest film, “5 Flights Up” with Diane Keaton, and had finished a larger role in a new movie called “Landing Up.”

Just heartbreaking. Condolences to her family.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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