Monday, December 27, 2010
Ex-Dolphin Eric Laakso dead at 54
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Former Miami Dolphins tackle Eric Laakso, a member of two Super Bowl teams in the 1980s, has died at age 54.
Laakso, who had battled heart disease, was found dead at his home Saturday, the Broward Medical Examiner's Office said Monday.
Laakso played at Tulane before being drafted by the Dolphins in 1978. He spent seven seasons with them, started 61 games and was part of Miami's two most recent Super Bowl teams in 1982 and 1984.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Menorah Gardens in Southwest Ranches, Fla.