Pro Golfer Erica Blasberg Found Dead
LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg was found dead Sunday afternoon in her Henderson, Nevada home.
Police spokesman Keith Paul said Monday that authorities are investigating Blasberg’s death. It was not immediately clear whether foul play was involved.
Blasberg, 25 went professional in June 2004 and qualified to join the LPGA Tour a year later.
“We are devastated to learn of the passing of Erica Blasberg,” her agent Chase Callahan wrote in a statement. “To most of the world, Erica was known as a professional golfer, but she was more than that. She was a loving daughter to her parents and a compassionate and loyal friend. Erica had a good heart, was extremely kind and very thankful for what she had in her life.
“She lived out her dream of playing professional golf on the highest level on the LPGA Tour, allowing her to help inspire others. We are proud of Erica for everything she accomplished. This is a painful loss, we feel it in our hearts and we will miss her. Erica would want those close to her to celebrate the life she lived. We ask that you keep Erica and her family in your prayers.”
Blasberg, a Southern California native, went to high school in Corona and was a two-time All-American at the University of Arizona, where she was named NCAA Freshman of the Year and Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2003.