Michigan State biggest little fan, Lacey Holsworth, dies of cancer

staff reports Published: April 9, 2014
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photo - Michigan State forward Adreian Payne, left, cuts the net with Lacey Holsworth, who is battling cancer and has become close to Payne, after Michigan State defeated Michigan 69-55 in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big Ten Conference tournament on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Michigan State forward Adreian Payne, left, cuts the net with Lacey Holsworth, who is battling cancer and has become close to Payne, after Michigan State defeated Michigan 69-55 in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big Ten Conference tournament on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old who became friends with the Michigan State basketball program and its star Adreian Payne, lost her battle with a rare form of cancer Tuesday night, according to a tweet and Instagram post from her family.

An Instagram account missprincesslacey posted this message "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."

 


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