Izzo gives stirring, impromptu speech in honor of ‘Princess Lacey’

Nobody can give an impromptu eulogy better than Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.

"Princess" Lacey Holsworth was only 8 years old when she died Tuesday night following a battle with cancer.

Cancer claims 8-year-old 'Princess Lacey'

Her story is well known by now, how she became friends with Michigan State’s Adreian Payne and the entire Spartans’ basketball program, and how she touched so many others with her beautiful smile and passion for life.

Izzo put everything in perfect perspective the other night when MSU students held a vigil to paint a popular rock on campus as a tribute to Princess Lacey.

Izzo stopped by to join them and gave an extremely emotional, message-filled speech that should be mandatory viewing:

The Holsworth family confirmed via Instagram that a public service to honor Lacey will be held Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Breslin Center, the Spartans’ basketball arena.