It’s with great sadness to report that Reid Flair (who’s real name is Reid Fliehr), the youngest son of WWE Hall of Famer The Nature Boy Ric Flair, was found dead today in his hotel room at the Marriott Residence Inn off Piedmont Row Drive South in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.
The police in that area responded to a report of a man who was unresponsive in his hotel room, around 10:30 a.m. ET today. When officers came to the scene, that man was taken and later identified as Reid.
Ric Flair’s agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni, released a statrement regarding Reids death today on her companies Facebook page:
We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric’s son, Reid Fliehr, has passed away today March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, NC. The investigation into the cause of death is ongoing. Reid was 25 and an incredible son, brother, friend, and professional wrestler. No words can describe the grief that Ric and his family are experiencing and they do request privacy during this devastating time.
The police have so far confirmed that no foul play has been involved, but the investigation is still active for additional information. However, Flair has had a history of heroine abuse and is that being taken into consideration regardng cause of death.
This is coming at a very unfortunate time in Flair’s life, only being 25-years old and as reported here on Rant Sports, started a very promising career with New Japan Pro Wrestling in Janurary of this year. Just yesterday evening, Flair posted on twitter:
As many of you remember, his father Ric was served with termination papers in WCW when he missed some road shows to see Reid wrestle in his high school state tournament for wrestling. Reid has been a known figure in professional wrestling since that infamous incident, and it was safe to say that one day we would have one day seen him in the WWE.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of both The Nature Boy Ric Flair and especially Reid Fliehr.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer for Rant Sports