Police reportedly responded to a call around 3:00 a.m. and found Hines in the street with multiple stab wounds. She was taken to Harlem Hospital and later pronounced dead. The investigation is ongoing.
Freeman released a statement to Gossip Cop:
The world will never know her artistry in talent, and how much she had to offer. 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.
UPDATE: In a post on Facebook, Freeman expressed his gratitude for all the support his family has received during this tragedy:
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