Reid Fliehr, Pro Wrestler Son Of Ric Flare, Dies At 25
Reid Fliehr, better known as "Reid Flair" within the pro wrestling community, died on Friday morning. He was 25.
“Reid was 25 and an incredible son, brother, friend, and professional wrestler,” read a statement written by Ric Fliehr’s agent Melinda Morris Zanoni on the Legacy Talent and Entertainment Facebook page. “No words can describe the grief that Ric and his family are experiencing and they do request privacy during this devastating time.”
Fliehr, who was the son of wrestling legend Ric Flare, was found dead in his hotel room at the Marriott Residence Inn in Charlotte, N.C., according to TMZ. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to a phone call at approximately 10:30 am for an unresponsive man, who was later identified as Reid Fliehr, reported North Carolina’s WCNC.
There was no evidence of foul play in Fliehr’s untimely death, but police are conducting an ongoing investigation.
Fliehr, who often ran into trouble with the law, was known to have problems with heroin use, according to TMZ. He was arrested in North Carolina in 2009 for possession of the narcotic.
As of late, Reid had been wrestling for All-Japan Pro Wrestling. He made his pro-wrestling debut back in December of 2008.
"Today is a very tough day for me and my family," Ric Fliehr told Charlotte CBS affiliate WBTV, adding, "I loved my son very much."
Reid is survived by his father, mother, brother David and sisters Megan and Ashleigh.