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Ric Flair

Son Dead at 25

3/29/2013 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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We're told authorities received a call at 10:35 AM from someone who said he found an unresponsive person in a hotel room.  Homicide detectives responded and found Reid, who was already dead.  We're told there does not appear to be foul play. 

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The 25-year-old son of legendary wrestler Ric Flair is dead. 

Flair's agent tells TMZ, "We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric's son, Reid Fliehr, has passed away today March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, NC."

The agent goes on, "The investigation into the cause of death is ongoing."

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Reid was an independent wrestler who was wrestling in Japan over the last few months. He even wrestled a few times in WCW as a kid (see video below).

Reid had issues with heroin in the past, and was arrested in 2009 for possession.

Ric's agent says, "No words can describe the grief that Ric and his family are experiencing and they do request privacy during this devastating time."

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46.

Crcollins90    

I knew him personally and he was a great kid, some of you are really disrespectful and should be ashamed of the things you say

543 days ago
47.

sophiastormy    

Another heroin addict bites the dust..

543 days ago
48.

buzz kill    

Woooooooooooo!

543 days ago
49.

braintrain    

A flair chop would have revived him if recieved in time

543 days ago
50.

john johnson    

r.i.p. reid you were supposed to be the future of wrestling.

543 days ago
51.

Don'tYaJustLuvIt?    

Gunshot wound to the head! Why are they all committing suicide. Genuinely do NOT get this at all. Wow!

543 days ago
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U.S. Anti-Drug Think Tank     

Condolences to the Ric Flair family. Did Reid ever wrestle in the WWE? Does anyone know why he wasn't a regular on WWE? Ric Flair was such a huge favorite and kept working, long after many would have quit, or were sent packing. Usually, the sons of legends don't even have to be very good, to be a regular. Look at Cody Rhodes. Talk about no talent. At least he has his father's speech impediment. Not everyone's American Dream.

543 days ago
53.

Bladi    

RIP Reid. You will be missed!

543 days ago
54.

Bkshorti    

Sorry to hear wat happen to ric flairs son, losing a kid has to b unbearable my prays go out to his family.

543 days ago
55.

Anton    

RIP Reid Flair from Russia...

543 days ago
56.

stevenwilliam    

Must of been some good smack...to bad he didn't share with me :(

543 days ago
57.

AllMe    

sad to hear. but you knw what happens when you do drugs. what else did you expect

543 days ago
58.

APlayastar    

Very sad...come on guys with the harsh remarks...you wouldn't want anyone talking junk about your deceased family members so please don't disrespect this guys family...THANK YOU!!!

543 days ago
59.

Katy    

So sad. R.I.P. Reid. Condolences to the Fleihr family and all of Reid's friends. May God be with you all in your time of distress and sadness.

543 days ago
60.

Kiesha21    

So sweet and so talented God rest his soul. RIP Reid. You are all in my prayers we love you!

543 days ago
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