The circumstances sound bizarre, but -- whatever the details -- a young woman's life was taken and her family is devastated. E'dena, an actress, played a receptionist in Morgan's movie "5 Flights Up," which was just released in May. The legendary actor reacted to his stepgranddaughter's death in a statement to People:
Morgan also later posted a message of thanks to his 17 million Facebook fans:
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. Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace."
Here's the embedded post, in case you'd like to add your sympathies directly to Morgan and family:
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. -M"
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