Princess Lacey Has Died

"Princess Lacey," the 8-year-old cancer patient who won the hearts of mid-Michigan, the nation, and MSU Basketball, has died.

Around 3 AM Wednesday, the following message was posted on her Instagram account:

"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"

Lacey's friendship with MSU Basketball began two years ago when the team visited her while she battled cancer in the hospital. Her special friend on the team, Adreian Payne, tweeted frequently with Lacey. Their friendship has been featured extensively on local and national media.