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Report: Little girl who inspired college basketball star dies

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Some sad news to report about a girl who helped inspire the Michigan State University basketball team this season.

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Lacey Holsworth, or Princess Lacey, as many called her has died.  MSU players have begun to tweet their condolences as well. She was the little girl who became best friends with Spartan basketball star Adreian Payne.

He brought her with him for senior night.She was there at the Big Ten Tournament and cut down the net. She even attended the college slam dunk contest in Texas and cheered on Payne who she called Superman.

Last night her Instagram account announced she'd gone to be with angels. Several Michigan newspapers are reporting the story. Lacy was eight years old and had neuroblastoma.

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