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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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mrharrybawls2012    

He died while living in a van down by the river...rip. You will be missed.

540 days ago
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worm5559    

So sad to hear, Ric is one of the kindest, appreciative people on the planet. My prayers go out to you & yours.

540 days ago
3.

Shazzler    

RIP

540 days ago
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ChitownCletus    

That sux, right at Easter weekend too.

540 days ago
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The Real JJ    

Sad. R.I.P

540 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

wow

540 days ago
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tdr9    

Overdose RIP. we need more news

540 days ago
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L.Charlotte704    

I was friends with Reid and saw him not to long ago. He seemed to be doing great and healthy. It may be drugs or a relapse but he had been clean for a while and seemed to be doing great!

540 days ago
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Bill Leslie    

WWWWOOOOOOOOWWWWW!!!!!!!!!

540 days ago
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Amy    

How sad. Condolences to the family.

540 days ago
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ceebee505    

I am very sorry for Rick. In the 90s I lived in Charlotte and I use to se all the wrestlers come in the truck stop I worked at. Met Rick more then once. No partent should ever see a child die.

540 days ago
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Los Pepes    

If only he liked good buds

540 days ago
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Majestik    

R.I.P, Reid. Doesn't matter if your demons got the best of you. You've passed on to a better place.
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Condolences to the Fleihr family for this devastating loss. No parent should have to grieve the loss of a child.

540 days ago
14.

sypher    

I see Ryan Satin's been controlling the publishing tool again.

Sad, but is it really BIG news?

540 days ago
15.

Whatever    

Reid dead, yet Scott Hall is still alive Go figure

540 days ago
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