Hibbert Fan Passes Away Just Before Visit

by Jeff Tzucker

Child Passes Away as Hibbert Prepares to Visit

by Jeff Tzucker

August 10, 2012

Lee Eddins, the sick boy who was a big fan of Pacers center Roy Hibbert, passed away just before Roy's scheduled visit with him yesterday.

Eddins, just 12 years old, died from Leukemia just a couple months after a bone marrow transplant in June didn't take hold. He had expressed a desire to meet either championship boxer Floyd Mayweather or Pacers center Roy Hibbert.

Hibbert expressed deep regret via twitter, stating, "On my way to Sacramento. I'm am heart broken today. I won't be able to meet my lil guy Lee but I will be there for his parents and family."