It is saddened to announce that a professional American basketball player, Adreian Payne sadly passed away at the age of 31. It is a sad day for the entire team for which he used to play and unfortunately, the talented star has died. According to the sources, the former Michigan State University basketball star was shot and killed on Monday, May 9, 2022. As per the reports, the Orange Couty Sheriff’s authorities reached the Florida residence after receiving a report of a shooting and found Adreian Payne dead with a gunshot wound. The authorities rushed him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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According to the sources, the suspect of this crime has been identified as Lawrence Dority. Police confirmed that he remained at the scene and later, he was taken to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, where he was questioned by detectives. Now, Lawrence has been arrested on a warrant of first-degree murder. He was one of the most popular and talented players at Michigan State University and was known for a terrific recruiting catch from his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Since the news of his death was confirmed, his loved ones are paying tribute and expressed their deep condolence to him.

How Did Adreian Payne Die?

Born as Adreian DeAngleo Payne on February 19, 1991, in Dayton, Ohio, US. The player started to play high school basketball for Jefferson High School. He began his professional career after being selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks.


During his entire career, he played for several teams like Minnesota Timberwolves, and Orlando Magic as well as for several European and Asian teams. He also played college basketball for the Michigan State Wolverines. Payne remained active in the game from 2014 to 2022. Unfortunately, the player has gone from this world and will always remember as one of the talented and popular players.

Basketball Player Adreian Payne Shot and Killed

Payne started the season 2018 to 2019 with the Nanjing Tongxi Monkey King of the Chinese Basketball Association and in 2019, he returned to Panathinaikos. The popular American analyst, Jay Bilas took Twitter and wrote,” So sad to hear that former Michigan State star Adreian Payne passed away at the age of 31. AP was an outstanding player for Tom Izzo, and befriended Lacey Holsworth through her battle with cancer. RIP Adreian Payne”. The entire family and his loved ones are going through a deep trauma after losing their beloved family member. Adreian Payne will be always remembered by his loved ones.

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