Charlotte Police confirm Reid Flair’s Death, Ric Flair issues statement

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police department has confirmed that Reid Flair, the 25-year-old son of legendary wrestler Ric Flair, was found dead Friday in a Charlotte hotel.

According to a press release issued by police, officers received acall for service in reference to an unresponsive individual at a room at the Residence Inn in South Park. Police identified the person as Richard Fliehr (his real name), and he was pronounced dead.

Police say there didn’t appear to be foul play involved in his death.

Ric Flair’s agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent and Entertainment, issued a statement on Facebook: “We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric’s son, Reid Fliehr, has passed away today March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, NC.

Ric Flair’s agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent and Entertainment, issued the following statement on Facebook concerning Reid’s passing: “We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric’s son, Reid Fliehr, has passed away today March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, N.C.

“The investigation into the cause of death is on going. 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.”

A day before his death, Reid wrote a message on Twitter announcing he would be appearing in Maryland this weekend for independent wrestling shows.

“Two shows in Maryland this weekend with @RicFlairNatrBoy. Good #wrestling and even better times ahead,” he wrote

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About Craig Watford

I graduated form Sheffield Hallam University with 2.1 in Journalism Studies in 2010. I am mainly interested in writing about sports with my favourite sport being football(soccer). I have watched wrestling religiously since I was about 8-9 years old. My favourite match of all time is Austin vs The Rock at Wrestlemania 17.

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