Michigan State University holds vigil for Princess Lacey

(WXYZ) - There was a touching tribute at Michigan State University Wednesday night for the little girl known and loved as Princess Lacey.

Students gathered at the landmark campus rock for a candlelight vigil in her honor.

Lacey Holsworth, 8, of St. Johns lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday.

She had formed a special bond with MSU basketball star Adreian Payne after he visited the hospital two years ago.

Payne, along with head coach Tom Izzo attended the vigil. They were among those in the crowd who signed the rock to pay tribute to Lacey.   

Earlier, Payne released a statement saying his princess is now an angel.