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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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Donna Lorenz    

Mel,



We are so sad to hear about Erica. Dave and I are praying for you and Debbie. Is there anything we can do? We are interested in attending services if they are local. God bless!

1560 days ago
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Jude    

It seems unusual to me that she left an over night message for her caddie saying she would not be playing and then didn't answer a return message. Also Sunday was Mother's Day, a very bad day for a child to die especially from suicide.

1560 days ago
48.

CollegeCoach    

Professor Obvious is obviously, Professor *******! How many people make $55,000 a year doing what they love? Granted, it's low by the Top Ten standards but you're a jerk!

1560 days ago
49.

friend    

I still remember hanging out with her on the jungle gym at coronita elementary. Never in a million years i would think that in 15 years from then I would be reading about her death. So Sad. VERY SHOCKING. RIP

1559 days ago
50.

Gary     

Why hasn't the police told the public of the autopsy finding.
They must be hiding something. They don't know for sure they she made the text messege herself. They should have got prints off her phone to she if there were other finger prints on it. Didn't the neighbors say anything about if she had any visitors? Someone could have made her make the text messege before killing her. This 3 month wait for answers is really so all the attention goes away because they are hiding something. I don't believe a girl like that, on top of the world, would purposely take her own life. Accidently drug od would be the only other possibility besides foul play if she did indeed dable with party drugs but that is not likely either (her friends should know about that).

1558 days ago
51.

JayPam    

We pray for the family of Erica Blasberg. Life is truly a Vapor!
We lost a son at the age of 18 also an athlete. We lost him in a very "Unusual Way"
See his story and video at http://allneedchrist.com/devan.php



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1556 days ago
52.

JayPam    

We pray for the family of Erica Blasberg. Life is truly a Vapor!
We lost a son at the age of 18 also an athlete. We lost him in a very "Unusual Way"
See his story and video at http://allneedchrist.com/devan.php



Follow us also on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/tdrothrock< /a>? feature=mhw4/



1556 days ago
53.

JayPam    

We pray for the family of Erica Blasberg. Life is truly a Vapor!
We lost a son at the age of 18 also an athlete. We lost him in a very "Unusual Way"
See his story and video at http://allneedchrist.com/devan.php



Follow us also on YouTube at http://www.youtube. com/user/tdrothrock< /a>? feature=mhw4/

1556 days ago
54.

theremin    

Wonder if she had a copy of the book "Final Exit". My friend's wife committed suicide in a similar way. She however used a bag and helium.

1456 days ago
55.

Carl    

It is tragic and veryyyyyyy sad!!! I do not believe that this talented rising star put a bag over her head and took her own life. It really bothers me to see this in print per the Coroner's Office/Police Reports,etc. While perhaps all the pain meds' might be able to possibly do this- I do not believe we have heard the end of this one. Never will I believe that she put a bag over her head. Something is ominous in this tragic story. r.i.p Erica-The Golf World will not 4get you ever!

1455 days ago
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Tracy    

I think it's imperative that someone look into whether or not she a copy of the book, "The Final Exit." The drugs involved and the manner involved are a specific recipe given in the book for committing suicide.

1446 days ago
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