The Shawshank Redemption star was thrown into mourning after Edena Hines, the granddaughter of the actor's first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, was killed in a knife attack on Sunday (16Aug15).

He subsequently released a statement sharing his grief, but Freeman has refused to take time off work after the tragedy and he returned to the set of Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 comedy of the same name, in New York City on Tuesday (18Aug15).

The actor was pictured looking forlorn as he shot scenes with co-stars Alan Arkin and Sir Michael Caine.

Hines' boyfriend Lamar Davenport, 30, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Monday (17Aug15).