25-year-old LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg was found dead in her Henderson, Nevada home after an ambulance was dispatched Sunday afternoon.
No cause of death has been disclosed for Blasberg, 25, and the Clark’s County Coroner’s office cited a pending investigation. The athlete was named Golfweek’s 2003 Player of the Year, and she turned pro in 2004. Although Blasberg never finished higher than 94th on the LPGA money list and did not “make the professional splash she’d hoped for,” she did enjoy a degree of professional success. She was the face of Puma Golf for a while, and appeared in a television ad campaign for the line.
Blasberg’s agent Chase Callahan made a statement about her death to press, but declined answering questions regarding the golfer’s cause of death:
“We are devastated to learn of the passing of Erica Blasberg. 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,” said a statement from Callahan. “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.”