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LPGA Star's Father -- It Was 'No Suicide'

5/11/2010 12:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0511_erica_blasberg_EX_gettyErica Blasberg's father is adamant that the 25-year-old LPGA superstar did not take her own life in Nevada this weekend -- insisting she was "very upbeat" in the days before her death on Sunday.

TMZ spoke with Mel Blasberg, who tells us he had visited Erica at her home in Henderson, Nevada on Thursday and spoke with her on the phone on Friday -- and both times she seemed "very upbeat."

In fact, Mel tells us Erica was excited to play in a golf tournament in Alabama this week  ... and had already packed her brand new golf bag in her car for the drive to the airport Saturday morning. But Erica never made her flight.

Mel tells us a friend discovered the golfer in her bed on Sunday.

Mel notes that Erica had just returned from the Tres Marias Championship tournament in Mexico ... and in what would be her final round, she shot an astounding -3.

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1.

Vanessa    

Sad.
Where's KOOKY to lighten the moment?

1563 days ago
2.

electriczipper    

im sure tiger is behind all of this....

1563 days ago
3.

me not you    

Young people die from natural causes all the time. Hank Gathers was only 25 and Niki Taylor's sister was only 16 when they both died of heart failure. It happens.

1563 days ago
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Trish    

Too sad...

1563 days ago
5.

erica    

it could have been set up to look like a suicide..maybe someone wanted her out of the competition...or she couldn't deal with the stress of what is happening to this world, or a strange love triangle

1563 days ago
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Trish    

@@@8 You have no class at all. Your a filthy person. If you found your comment funny, your a real nut sack.

1563 days ago
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stoic    

o the well actually, being very upbeat and happy are very common before someone takes their own life. this is the number one sygn tht a susicid is about to take place, especially if the person had been depressed previously.



they are upbeat and happy because they know how their problems is going to end. the came up with a soulution and is now at peace.



another sign is giving away belonging tht are very dear tindividual.

1563 days ago
8.

Professor Obvious    

Calling her a "golfer" is a bit of a stretch. She's never won a real tournament or ever placed in the LPGA top 100. She turned pro 6 years ago and her career earnings are a paltry $332,416. or $55,000 a year which after expenses are factored in she did not even make minimum wage playing golf. She was quite pretty and signed a contract for $4000 in 2006 to wear Puma clothing.



So, it's very unfortunate that she's dead and I suspect that suicide will be found to be the cause. It stains credulity to think that someone with perhaps the worst record in womens golf would not be despondent.

1563 days ago
9.

andy    

Very, very sad, . . . cute girl . . .

1563 days ago
10.

Sher    

When some people finally decide to take their own lives,
they are incredibly upbeat prior to actually dying.



Many people have purchased a car 24 hrs. prior to their
suicide. Purchases, parties, trips ... suicide is such a
foreign concept to those left behind but there are many
paths toward it, from full depression to just plain tired
and bored with life and it's trials. I hope Erica did not
take this way out. Time will tell.

1563 days ago
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charley hardman    

check the movie 'The Bridge' (2006) to see a man go immediately from chatting and laughing on his cell phone to jumping off the golden gate bridge. she's an unlikely suicide though.

1563 days ago
12.

M    

I have no idea if it'll turn out to be a suicide or not, but if we only went by what family members say in these situations then no one has ever committed suicide in the history of the world. Families never want to accept that someone would do that.

1563 days ago
13.

gayle    

This is just so tragic! 9 times out of 10 it's not natural causes -- it can happen but it's very very rare. I'm suspecting this is a suicide!!!

1563 days ago
14.

Xav    

Her father obviously doesn't want people to know that it WAS in fact a suicide.

1562 days ago
15.

andy    

@ number 11, Professor Obvious, . . . If we use your logic, . . . Then, would it seem inappropriate to call a AAA minor league baseball player, a "baseball player", or any other sport participant athlete their respective title, simply because they are not ranked as being "the best". Seems peculiar, at best . . . There are many people who play golf recreationally, common people, who refer to themselves as "Golfers". I am not certain as to why you would strip someone of her respective title of "Golfer", simply because she averaged 55k per year while doing it. I know plenty of people, who would love to be paid that amount annually to play golf. Erica was skilled enough to have LPGA association and credentials, and receive monetary compensation for her participation in tournaments. She WAS a "Golfer" . . .

1562 days ago
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