The death of former Michigan State basketball standout Adreian Payne has been confirmed by the Detroit Free Press. Let’s see How did Adreian Payne die, What happened, and what was his Cause of Death.
What happened to Adreian Payne?
Michigan State football/men’s basketball reporter with the Detroit Free Press confirmed the former MSU star big man’s death.
Confirmed the former MSU star big man has died. He was 31. https://t.co/a9SkZvicHH
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) May 9, 2022
The former Spartan played four seasons for MSU before being drafted in the first round by the Atlanta Hawks in 2014. He was 31 years old at the time.
How did Adreian Payne die?
Details from the Orange County Sheriff’s office in Orlando, Florida. Former MSU star Adreian Payne was shot early Sunday morning and pronounced dead at a local hospital.
On May 9, 2022, at 1:37 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 2500 block of Egret Shores Drive regarding a shooting. A male in his 30s who had been shot, later identified as Adreian Payne (DOB: 2/19/1991), was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The shooter, later identified as Lawrence Dority, (DOB: 2/17/1993) stayed at the scene and was transported to OCSO headquarters where he was interviewed by homicide detectives. Dority has been arrested on a warrant for First Degree of Murder and transported to the Orange County Jail.
Adreian Payne Cause of Death
Payne was slain in a drive-by shooting in Florida early on Monday morning, May 9, according to the police report. Payne was pronounced dead at a local hospital, and the suspect has been apprehended.
On Monday afternoon, Michigan State basketball writer Chris Solari posted the whole police report.
This was shared by the Detroit Free Press reporter Chris Solari on his Twitter
Details from the Orange County Sheriff’s office in Orlando, Florida. Former MSU star Adreian Payne was shot early Sunday morning and pronounced dead at a local hospital. pic.twitter.com/HM3mO4Psc0
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) May 9, 2022
Why did Lawrence Dority shoot Adreian Payne?
The exact reason behind why Lawrence Dority shoot, Adreian Payne, is not yet revealed. As per the Twitter allegations, a small fight happened and turned into a shooting.
Adreian Payne Career
Payne became a crucial ingredient for the MSU programme after joining in 2010. His points progressively increased each season he spent in East Lansing. Payne averaged 16 points and seven rebounds as a senior, helping Michigan State reach the Elite Eight against UConn.
Following his NBA debut, Payne played in both the NBA and the NBA G-League before heading overseas in 2018.
Payne moved on to have a lot of success as a member of Panathinaikos, a Greek League Basketball team, where he won the GBL title in 2018 and the Greek Basketball Cup in 2019.
Payne most recently played for Juventus in the Lithuania Basketball League and Al-Saad in the Qatar Basketball League this spring.
Fan’s reaction to Adreian Payne’s death
Tuck Cowin said,
Shocking. That particular area in East is among the safest in Orlando/Orange County. I’ve heard crime got worse after the Demings (OC Sheriff/Chief OPD) resigned to each run for public office.
Kevin Sarge said,
Once you realize most murder victims know the person that killed them it takes the steam out of your awful logic.
Damn this hurts. He was the first college player I became a fan of and the primary reason I became an MSU fan.
Oh, that’s awful. I usually don’t remember non-Purdue players but I immediately remembered him befriending that young girl with cancer. He seemed like an amazing person.
This is such sad news. I was a student during his time and had the privilege to witness his relationship with Lacy. The night at the rock on the day she died when Izzo and the team came and spoke with the mass of students will always be with me. He was such a great player and by all accounts a great person. RIP
Damn. Adreian had such a positive impact on the MSU ball program and the East Lansing community as a whole during his time there. During the 2014 season, he was an absolute force on the court. I have always been surprised he didn’t make it in the NBA. Rest easy Adreian.
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