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Lacey Holsworth Passes Away

The Little Michigan State Fan Who Warmed Our Hearts Has Passed Away

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Whether you're a Michigan State fan or not, this news will bring a tear to your eye. Lacey Holsworth, the Spartans' biggest fan, passed away early this morning after a two-year battle with cancer. Lacey made headlines earlier this year for her friendship with Michigan State's star player Adreian Payne. The two met two years ago during the team's annual visit to a local hospital where Lacey was beginning treatment for neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nerves. She asked Adreian to stick around, and a sweet friendship formed. Lacey, who Adreian affectionately referred to as his sister, participated in Spartans' Senior Day activities last month and was in Dallas last week to support her "big brother" in the Final Four tournament.

Her parents shared the following message on Lacey's Instagram page:

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

Source: Instagram user missprincesslacey

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KathrynFeltner1386947799 KathrynFeltner1386947799 2 years

I know I also have a young daughter who I love so deeply, our bond is so tight, so I could never imagine life without her. GOD bless this family who lost their little princess. GOD has so many angels up there, one of them was my baby who passed in 2007 so I know how this feels. It is so sad. May GOD bring this family peace and comfort.

Adele91580 Adele91580 2 years

Wow, such a beautiful girl, my deepest condolences to the family and all who loved her. I am a mother too, of a young daughter, and this really made me sad. xxx

karenandersen53953 karenandersen53953 2 years

Beautiful little angel. Heaven just got a little sweeter for sure.

xgaray xgaray 2 years

Sweet story

DianaHudson7440 DianaHudson7440 2 years

This is a story of friendship, it is heart warming and sad. God has a new angel

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