Erica Blasberg
Name: Erica Blasberg
Occupation: Golfer
Gender: Female
Birth Day: July 14, 1984
Death Date: May 9, 2010 (age 25)
Age: Aged 25
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Erica Blasberg

Erica Blasberg was born on July 14, 1984 in United States (25 years old). Erica Blasberg is a Golfer, zodiac sign: Cancer. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


Her doctor, Thomas Hess, was convicted of obstruction of justice for removing her suicide note from the crime scene as well as prescription pills he had personally given her.

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Before Fame

She grew up in Corona, California and played on the boys golf team at Corona High School. She later won the NCAA Freshman of the Year and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year awards at the University of Arizona.


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She attended Coronita Elementary. She then went to Corona High School, where she had a 4.0 GPA, starred on the boys' golf team, and was the Mountain View League individual champion and MVP, graduating in 2002.


As an amateur, Blasberg was the medalist at the 2000 U.S. Girls' Junior, and lost in the quarterfinals. She won the 2002 Rolex Tournament of Champions. In 2003, she reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur.

She attended the University of Arizona, and was the country's number 1 ranked college player as a freshman, compiling six victories for the Arizona Wildcats before leaving in her sophomore year to turn pro. Blasberg was an All-American golfer in 2003 and 2004, 2003 NCAA Freshman of the Year, 2003 Pac-10 Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, and won the 2003 Golfists Cup, awarded for having the NCAA women's lowest stroke average (72.36). Golfweek put her on its cover. In 2004, she was on the winning United States Curtis Cup team against Great Britain and Ireland..


Blasberg turned professional in June 2004, at 19 years of age, and played on the LPGA Futures Tour that season. She won the Laconia Savings Bank Golf Classic, and en route to her first professional win broke the Future Tour's 18-hole scoring record, shooting a 62. She earned non-exempt status for the LPGA Tour at the 2004 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.


Blasberg started on the LPGA Tour in 2005, making the cut in most of her early events but not contending for top positions. She was disqualified from the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship in May 2005, after scoring a low 70-the lowest round of her season, when she accidentally walked 10 steps from the scoring tent before returning to it to give in her card, after taking photographs with fans and signing autographs, before submitting her scorecard which she had signed. Blasberg later told reporters that the rule infraction was poorly handled by the officials, and that she should not have received a penalty. The next week she made a hole in one and won a Mercury SUV. At mid-season she fired her caddie, because she "needed a change." She was chosen to play in the 2005 Lexus Cup, where she won two matches and halved another, including a 98-yard hole out on the 18th to win a match. She ended 2005 109th on the money list. In 2006, despite a late season rally she once again finished just outside the top 100 on the money list at # 112, but a successful tournament at Qualifying School in the fall of 2006 won her exempt status for 2007 — the first and only time in her career she had exempt status on the LPGA Tour.


Blasberg was considered one of the LPGA's more photogenic players, and in February 2006 Puma signed her to a multi-year endorsement deal, to be the first female golfer to endorse and wear their clothing. She has been compared to Natalie Gulbis, an LPGA golfer who did a swimsuit calendar. She also was signed to endorsement deals with Casio and Cleveland Golf.


In 2007, she finished 104th on the money list. Blasberg chose not to return to Qualifying School, leaving her once again as a non-exempt player for 2008. In 2008, she earned a career-best tie for eighth at the SBS Open in Hawaii, and over $113,000 ($134,000 in current dollar terms) in winnings. Her results were only marginally better than in 2007. She played 23 tournaments and, while she did earn the only top-10 finish of her career, she again finished near the bottom of the LPGA money list.


Blasberg returned again to Qualifying School in 2009 in an attempt to improve her status on Tour for the 2010 season, but withdrew after shooting rounds of 72 and 78 in the final stage of the Tournament. In 2009 she was 128th on the money list. She entered 2010 with limited playing opportunities and played just one tournament, the Tres Marias Championship in Morelia, Mexico, where she finished 44th after Monday qualifying for the event. During the tournament week, Blasberg participated in a "Back to College" event at which she joined fellow players Mina Harigae and Mariajo Uribe in visiting student-athletes at the Universidad Latina De America in Morelia to answer questions on golf and education.


On May 13, 2010, police in Henderson, Nevada, executed a search warrant and raided the home and office of Dr. Thomas Hess in the ongoing investigation into Blasberg's death; he had been with her the night that she died. The search warrant listed an anti-anxiety medication, Xanax, plastic garbage bags, and a sample of Hess' handwriting. An inventory of the materials seized in the search of Hess' house included two computers, a cell phone, two video cameras, and a GPS unit. A computer and white trash bags were seized from Hess' office. Small white plastic trash bags, identical to ones seized from Hess' office or home, had been found next to Blasberg's bed. Blasberg's father appeared on The Early Show on June 2, 2010, and denied that his daughter had been clinically depressed, in financial troubles, or unhappy with her recent performances.

On August 24, 2010, the Clark County Coroner's office ruled Blasberg's death a suicide. Asphyxia was cited as the primary cause, with toxic levels of multiple prescription drugs named as an additional "significant factor." The drugs in Blasberg's system included pain relievers codeine, hydrocodone, and tramadol, as well as temazepam (a sleep aid), alprazolam (Xanax; an anti-anxiety medication), and butalbital (a migraine medication), according to the coroner. Nevada law does not permit the release of details on the amounts of medication.

Henderson police said foul play was not suspected. However, they issued an arrest warrant on obstruction of justice charges for, and on August 24, 2010, arrested, Dr. Thomas Hess, who had called 911 to report his discovery of Blasberg's body. Hess was released about 35 minutes after he was arrested and booked into jail, on $637 bail.

In November 2010, Hess admitted that he had removed a suicide note and the prescription medication he had given Blasberg from her bedstand at the scene, hiding them in his car, he said, "to spare the family embarrassment"; he had never met the family. Her suicide note said that Blasberg had attempted suicide many times in the months leading up to her death, and she said she felt lonely and tormented by the lack of success in her golf career. "I'm sad and don't want to be doing this right now," she said in the note. "Sorry for all the people I've hurt doing this, but please understand how miserable and sad I am, and that I feel no way of escaping it." His actions followed his 911 call in which the emergency operator told Hess, "Try not to touch anything," and he replied, "Yes ma'am." While Hess called in the suicide from Blasberg's home, when the police arrived they found Blasberg's body alone at the scene. Hess temporarily stopped cooperating with the police.


Blasberg's parents filed a wrongful death and malpractice suit against Hess. The case was decided on May 13, 2014. The jury found that Hess had no liability in the death.

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