8-year-old Michigan State fan who inspired Adreian Payne dies

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The 8-year-old girl whose story and smile captured the hearts of millions of college basketball fans this March has died.

Lacey Holsworth, affectionately known as Princess Lacey, passed away after a battle with cancer, according to a post on the missprincesslacey Instagram account.

Lacey’s battle with neuroblastoma became national news this year after Michigan State basketball player Adreian Payne befriended the child and brought her on the court to celebrate during his Senior Night ceremony and as the Spartans advanced in the NCAA tournament.

“Just knowing that when I play well it makes her happy, it feels like I’m doing something in a way to help her feel better,” Payne said shortly before the NCAA tournament according to MLive.com.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

1 Comment