The son of wrestling legend Ric Flair has died.
Reid Fliehr, better known to wrestling fans as “Reid Flair,” was found dead in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday morning, according to TMZ. He was just 25 years old.
North Carolina’s WCNC reports that Charlotte-Mecklenburg police received a phone call at around 10:30 a.m. from someone claiming a man was unresponsive in a hotel room at the Marriott Residence Inn off Piedmont Row Drive South. The man was later identified as Reid Fliehr.
Ric’s agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni, released a statement regarding Reid’s death. The message was posted on the Legacy Talent and Entertainment, LLC 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.
Police report that no foul play appears to be involved in the death, according to WCNC. The investigation is ongoing.
TMZ notes that he had issues with heroin use. In 2009, Reid was arrested for heroin possession after he crashed his vehicle in North Carolina. This was just one year after he made his pro-wrestling debut on Dec. 6, 2008, according to Bleacher Report.
Most recently, he had been wrestling for All Japan Pro-Wrestling and seemed excited about his developing career. His last tweet spoke of the good things to come.
Ric Flair,also known as “The Nature Boy,” is 64 years old today. His career began in the 1980s, according to ESPN, and he is recognized by the WWE as a 16-time world heavyweight champion.
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