the eight year old princess of MSU Lacey Holsworth died around 3 this morning.   The darling had become the close friend of State Star Adreian Payne.

Lacey had battled a rare form of cancer for several years. 


An Instagram account named missprincesslacey posted this message around 3 a.m.: “Princess Lacey has achieved the ultimate victory. She now dances among angels.... The world is a better place because you were in it. Our hearts are broken. We love you Doll. Dance all night... Mommy and Daddy, Will, Mitchell, and Luke💞 #LoveLikeLacey”

Shortly thereafter, MSU guard Gary Harris and former player Brandon Wood expressed their condolences on Twitter.

Holsworth became friends with Payne two years ago in a Lansing hospital and Payne got so close to Holsworth that she was his guest to walk onto the Breslin Center floor for his Senior Night ceremony last month.

A tumor was wrapped around her spine and abdomen when she and Payne first met. The cancer seemed to be was in remission, but it returned in the fall. She suffered a seizure a couple of weeks ago as her health began to worsen. However, she was able to travel to watch the Spartans play in the NCAA tournament in New York and cheered on Payne in the college slam dunk contest last week in Texas.