(dBtechno) – Reid Fliehr, the son of Wolf Championship Wrestler and Hall of Famer Ric Flair, has died at the age of 24. Reid Fliehr was found in his Charlotte North Carolina hotel room on Friday morning. Police do not believe that there was any foul play involved.
Reid Fliehr was known to wrestling audiences as well. He had been a competitive amateur wrestler at Providence High School in North Carolina and his father famously was disciplined in his job with World Championship Wrestling for failing to attend a television event in order to attend his son’s wrestling tournament. Reid began to train as a professional wrestler after high school and adopted the name of Reid Flair. He has worked side by side with his father in various independent promotions in the US and had recently returned from a tour of Japan with All Japan Pro Wrestling.
Fliehr has had some legal troubles in the recent past and had been arrested in 2009 for possession of black tar heroin. He is survived by his parents and three siblings. His half-brother, David, has also competed as a professional wrestler and his sister Ashley is currently under contract to World Wrestling Entertainment.
Pro wrestling luminaries such as Mick Foley, Roddy Piper, Bill Apter and Kurt Angle have made consolatory statements on Twitter.
The Fliehr family released a statement from their talent agency and
“We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric’s son, Reid Fliehr, has passed away today March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, NC,” Flair’s agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent and Entertainment, said in a statement. “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.”
Ric Flair’s son found dead in Charlotte hotel room; foul play not suspected
Reid Flair, son of WWE star Ric Flair, dies at 25