Remembering Lacey Holsworth

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Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer patient who lived up to her Twitter name @adorablelacey, has died, according to her family. Holsworth became friends with Michigan State's Adreian Payne and accompanied him throughout the Spartans' run to the Big Ten championship and the NCAA tournament.
Jay Busbee

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Adreian_Payne: @adorablelacey came over and we was playing the piano yesterday. (Twitter via Adriean_Payne)
Adreian_Payne: @adorablelacey came over and we was playing the piano yesterday. (Twitter via Adriean_Payne)
Adreian_Payne: @adorablelacey came over and we was playing the piano yesterday. (Twitter via Adriean_Payne)
adorablelacey: If @Adreian_Payne isn't your #mcm you be crazy! #superbrother. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: If @Adreian_Payne isn't your #mcm you be crazy! #superbrother. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: If @Adreian_Payne isn't your #mcm you be crazy! #superbrother. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: My favorite picture from senior night. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: My favorite picture from senior night. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: My favorite picture from senior night. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
@Adreian_Payne: @adorablelacey My lil sis txt me this morning. (Twitter via Adriean_Payne)
@Adreian_Payne: @adorablelacey My lil sis txt me this morning. (Twitter via Adriean_Payne)
@Adreian_Payne: @adorablelacey My lil sis txt me this morning. (Twitter via Adriean_Payne)
adorablelacey: Good luck this year Superman!@Adreian_Payne Love you!! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: Good luck this year Superman!@Adreian_Payne Love you!! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: Good luck this year Superman!@Adreian_Payne Love you!! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: Love. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: Love. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: Love. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: So prettyThank you Superman!!! @Adreian_Payne. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: So prettyThank you Superman!!! @Adreian_Payne. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: So prettyThank you Superman!!! @Adreian_Payne. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
missprincesslacey: We put the FUN in fundraiser love you!! @adreian_payne. (Instagram via missprincesslacey)
missprincesslacey: We put the FUN in fundraiser love you!! @adreian_payne. (Instagram via missprincesslacey)
missprincesslacey: We put the FUN in fundraiser love you!! @adreian_payne. (Instagram via missprincesslacey)
missprincesslacey: Forever my brother. Forever my team. (Instagram via missprincesslacey
missprincesslacey: Forever my brother. Forever my team. (Instagram via missprincesslacey
missprincesslacey: Forever my brother. Forever my team. (Instagram via missprincesslacey
adorablelacey: Can't wait to see my big brother @Adreian_Payne next week!! I miss you! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: Can't wait to see my big brother @Adreian_Payne next week!! I miss you! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: Can't wait to see my big brother @Adreian_Payne next week!! I miss you! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
missprincesslacey: Can't believe I got an award #partoftheteam #ilovemyguys @adreian_payne @statebasketball. (Instagram via missprincesslacey)
missprincesslacey: Can't believe I got an award #partoftheteam #ilovemyguys @adreian_payne @statebasketball. (Instagram via missprincesslacey)
missprincesslacey: Can't believe I got an award #partoftheteam #ilovemyguys @adreian_payne @statebasketball. (Instagram via missprincesslacey)
adorablelacey: Yesterday at the doctor I found @thats_G_ . Today I found me!! and my brother! @Adreian_Payne @joerexrode. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: Yesterday at the doctor I found @thats_G_ . Today I found me!! and my brother! @Adreian_Payne @joerexrode. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: Yesterday at the doctor I found @thats_G_ . Today I found me!! and my brother! @Adreian_Payne @joerexrode. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: Don't let the world change your smile. Let your smile change the world!!!!! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: Don't let the world change your smile. Let your smile change the world!!!!! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: Don't let the world change your smile. Let your smile change the world!!!!! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: @RaquelIzzo So happy I got to see you today! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: @RaquelIzzo So happy I got to see you today! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: @RaquelIzzo So happy I got to see you today! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
Michigan State's Gary Harris, left, poses with the championship trophy as Adreian Payne kisses it after they 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. Lacey Holsworth, lower right, who is battling cancer and has become close to Payne, looks on. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Michigan State's Gary Harris, left, poses with the championship trophy as Adreian Payne kisses it after they 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. Lacey Holsworth, lower right, who is battling cancer and has become close to Payne, looks on. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Michigan State's Gary Harris, left, poses with the championship trophy as Adreian Payne kisses it after they 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. Lacey Holsworth, lower right, who is battling cancer and has become close to Payne, looks on. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Michigan State senior Adreian Payne addresses the crowd during a senior day ceremony as he stands with his guest, Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old from St. Johns, Mich., who is battling cancer, following an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 86-76. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Michigan State senior Adreian Payne addresses the crowd during a senior day ceremony as he stands with his guest, Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old from St. Johns, Mich., who is battling cancer, following an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 86-76. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Michigan State senior Adreian Payne addresses the crowd during a senior day ceremony as he stands with his guest, Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old from St. Johns, Mich., who is battling cancer, following an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 86-76. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
missprincesslacey: Please give my big brother @adreian_payne a hug from me today if you see him! He is very far away from home and I miss him. (Instagram via missprincesslacey)
missprincesslacey: Please give my big brother @adreian_payne a hug from me today if you see him! He is very far away from home and I miss him. (Instagram via missprincesslacey)
missprincesslacey: Please give my big brother @adreian_payne a hug from me today if you see him! He is very far away from home and I miss him. (Instagram via missprincesslacey)
missprincesslacey: Pre game hugs are always good luck @adreian_payne. (Instagram via missprincesslacey)
missprincesslacey: Pre game hugs are always good luck @adreian_payne. (Instagram via missprincesslacey)
missprincesslacey: Pre game hugs are always good luck @adreian_payne. (Instagram via missprincesslacey)
adorablelacey: My man crush Monday ?? More like MEN crush Monday @MSU_Basketball Love my guys!! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: My man crush Monday ?? More like MEN crush Monday @MSU_Basketball Love my guys!! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
adorablelacey: My man crush Monday ?? More like MEN crush Monday @MSU_Basketball Love my guys!! (Twitter via adorablelacey)
Adreian_Payne: Me and my lil princess Lacey...(Twitter via Adriean_Payne)
Adreian_Payne: Me and my lil princess Lacey...(Twitter via Adriean_Payne)
Adreian_Payne: Me and my lil princess Lacey...(Twitter via Adriean_Payne)
@adorablelacey: Loving life. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
@adorablelacey: Loving life. (Twitter via adorablelacey)
@adorablelacey: Loving life. (Twitter via adorablelacey)

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