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Golf World Plans to Honor Fallen LPGA Star

5/11/2010 4:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It didn't take long for the golfing world to pay tribute to their fallen 25-year-old star Erica Blasberg -- TMZ has learned several tributes have already been planned. 

The first tribute will take place at the Bell Micro LPGA Classic in Mobile, Alabama -- where Erica was scheduled to compete this week. We're told everyone in the tourney will don purple ribbons in honor of Erica.

Members of the women's golf team at the University of Arizona -- where Erica went to school -- will be wearing black ribbons at the National Championship Tournament in North Carolina later this month.

We've also learned Blasberg will be honored by the Vanderbilt University team -- where her former coach Greg Allen is now in charge. We're told Allen and his players will wear a patch bearing Blasberg's nickname, "Skip."


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1.

netbucks    

This is so sad. I guess I, along with everyone else, lost interest in the LPGA when it became completely jammed with generic Korean golfers with limited/no English ability. Always a horrible shame when a young person with so much potential gives in to a momentary bit of hopelessness.

1625 days ago
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Darlene    

God Bless him & his family! So sad!!

1625 days ago
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chica    

My condolences. But I think Tiger was there!

1625 days ago
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jpm4444    

Enough with the Tiger was there jokes; not funny. Very sad; this is going to end up being something bad though. A 25 year old doesn't drop dead like that. She was over the top private about her life; not even posting any type of updates online. For her age that craves attention, that is strange. Something isn't right.

1625 days ago
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Big Mamma Cornbread    

WHAT A GIFT .....SHE WILL BE MISSED...

1625 days ago
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kacey    

+1 to 5. ...indeed enough with the Tiger jokes. This was someone's daughter, sister, granddaughter. Totally insensitive and disrespectful to bring into the fold, or shine light on anyone other than Erica.

1625 days ago
7.

Joe    

She was so young! SMG http://hairzillas.com/

1625 days ago
8.

Miss Tila Chlamydia OMGPOW!     

Look at those exquisite eyebrows! MK would definitely be proud!



But I digress. Iono who this chica is but RiP.

1625 days ago
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Evian    

No one really knows the details as they have been hush hush but there are some things that make you wonder what was going on in here life for the past few months. One thing is her personal website. She was very active at answering questions, blogging, etc., especially when she went pro, but it looks like the last time she posted on her website is the end of 2009. She was always one to answer questions on there and the last one she answered was at the end of 2009. It looks like there has been no activity on there in 2010 whatsoever. Her dad first says suicide is a possibility but then says it is not. Also, just because her spirits seemed good, that is common with suicides. From experience from others and my own self attempting, usually the person will seem to feel better than ever right before the end leaving the family confused and in denial that their family member committed suicide. It is completely normal for this to happen though. If she did, I really feel even more sorrow for her as I wish she could have gotten the help she needed. I really hope that it is natural causes as that will make it much easier for her family to cope with, even though it will not make the pain of losing a loved one any less.

1625 days ago
10.

Sean    

This girl was gorgeous and talented, very sad. I feel for the family right now. Sometimes life isn't very fair.

1625 days ago
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dave    

OK ENOUGH OF HER,POOR RICH SPORTS PLAYER WHO CANT STAND TO LOSE

1625 days ago
12.

couriced    

She looks a little like Katie Couric.

1625 days ago
13.

Vantu Gulf    

WOW! I didn't do it!

1625 days ago
14.

Allen Ridak    

Deepest sympathy to Erica's family and friends.

1625 days ago
15.

LaLa    

@Dave (8:10am, 5/12/10) You are obviously an insensitive, callous jerk. She DIED. It was tragic. If you are looking for a loser, may I suggest a mirror? Grow up, or get professional help.



R.I.P, Erica. You will be missed.

1624 days ago

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