The Charlotte Observer has confirmed reports that Reid Flair’s body was found at a Residence Inn in the South Park area of Charlotte this morning. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has also now confirmed Reid Flair (Reid Fliehr)’s death. They confirm that he was found this morning in a hotel in Charlotte around 10:35AM ET.
The hotel staff at the Marriott Residence Inn near South Park found an “unresponsive man” which led them to call the police. While Police have not confirmed the cause of death, the initial belief is an overdose. There is no word on why the police department believes that but it’s likely something was found in the hotel room. No “foul play” is involved. Reid was set to join his father Ric at this weekend’s Big Time Wrestling tour. Flair has canceled all of this weekend’s appearances for Big Time Wrestling. Both Ric and Reid were set to appear at the shows in Hagerstown, Maryland tonight and Saturday’s event in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Ric Flair’s agent has issued the following statement.
“We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric’s son, Reid Fliehr, has passed away today March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, NC. 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.”
Several more members of the wrestling world tweeted their reactions to Reid Flair’s death:
Miss Tessmacher: Everyone please take a moment to send out your prayers to the Flair family. RIP #REID!! God bless his family and loved ones. #PRAYERS RT
Justin Roberts: My condolences go out to the Flair family. I’m very sorry to hear about Reid, my thoughts are with all of you.
Chavo Guerrero Sr.: MY BROTHRT RIC FLAIR MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES, CHAV SR
The Pope/Elijah Burke: My deepest condolences to Ric Flair, his family and friends. I pray for their strength throughout this time of bereavement. RIP Reid~PHS
Kevin Von Erich: Ric Flair is in our prayers today, I’d like to ask y’all to do the same. He lost his son, I just heard
Goldust: R.I.P. Reid! Prayers sent to Ric and his family.
Todd Grisham: Shocked to hear about the death of Ric Flair’s 24 yr old son Reid. Hung out with him many times. Great kid. Horrible news.
Matt Hardy: Heard about the passing of Reid Flair-it’s terrible & sad. My heart goes out to his family & especially his father, Ric Flair. Damn.
Hermie Sadler: Sending love and strength to my friend @RicFlairNatrBoy and his family. Sad Day.
Howard Finkel: My deepest condolences go out to the Flair family on their loss.
Brian Hebner: Make sure to tell your kids that you love them today and everyday! You never know what can happen at any giving time and day! #123
Mike Mooneyham: RIP Reid. #Devastated
BG James/Road Dogg: My deepest condolences to the Flair family! I pray for your strength at this difficult time in your lives. I pray y’all find some serenity.
MVP: Reid… Rest In Power young man. Positive vibes to Naitch & family.
Jimmy Rave: Very saddened to hear about Reid Flair
The Honky Tonk Man: I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Reid Flair. My thoughts are with Ric and his family during this difficult time.
Kyle O’Reilly: Saddened to hear the news, #RIP Reid Flair.
The Young Bucks: I was starting to feel bad about myself having the flu for three days. Life really is too short. #RIPReidFlair
Scotty Riggs: Godspeed Ric Flair and his son Reid and the family today.
The Miz: Been on a flight all day just heard about the passing of Reid. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ric Flair and his family.
Shelton Benjamin: My deepest Condolences to the Flair family
Mike Mondo: RIP Reid Flair. I met you twice & you were always a respectful kind individual. You will be missed my friend…
Terri Runnels: Sending love and prayers to the family of Reid Flair. God bless Ric…I can’t imagine! RIP Reid. 🙁
Karen Jarrett: So sorry for the loss of your son Reid! We love you @RicFlairNatrBoy praying for you and your family! @JeffJarrettTNA
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper: My heart is with Ric and Reid Flair today! Reid was my son too!
Maria Kanellis: So sad to hear about Reid Flair. My heart goes out to his family. It’s so terrible when anyone that young passes.
Kevin Steen: Awful. 25 years old. So fucking sad. RIP Reid Flair.
Lance Storm: My deepest condolences to the Flair family. #RIPReidFlair
Several more members of the wrestling world have posted their thoughts on the death of Reid Flair on Twitter, who was 24 at the time of his death. Here are some of the tweets:
Dixie Carter: “Devastated to hear about the passing of Ric Flair’s son, Reid. Please join all of us at TNA in praying for Ric & his family at this sad time.”
Scott Hall: “Just heard some disturbing news, hope its not true. Nature Boy my prayers are with you and your family.”
Jay Lethal: “RIP Reid Flair”
Chris Masters: “RIP Reid Flair”
The following talents have tweeted regarding the passing of Ric Flair’s son – Reid Flair.
Lena Yada: Omg Sad News! My Heart Goes Out To Rick Flair And His Family. Reid Was Such A Sweet Kid. RIP Reid Flair.
Gail Kim: @brydertna omg that is sad news
Mikey Whipwreck: RIP Reid Flair. May you now find peace. Thoughts and prayers go out to Ric and his family.
Peter Rosenberg: Man it’s being reporter that Ric Flair’s son Reid has passed away…anyone know anything else? Heartbreaking heartbreaking news
Jimmy Korderas: Deepest condolences to the Flair family. RIP Reid!
Sean Waltman: So very sorry to Nature Boy Ric Flair & his family. No matter what differences we ever had, my heat hurts for him so bad right now.
Brian Hebner: So sorry to hear of Reid Flair’s passing.No parent should have to deal with such a loss!My prayers will be with Ric and his family! So sad!
Shane “Hurricane” Helms: Heartbroken to hear about the passing of Reid Flair. So young. I can’t imagine what Ric is going through.
Rhett Titus: Sad to hear of the passing of Reid Flair. My deepest condolences go out to Ric Flair and his family.
The Iron Sheik: I just hear the Reid Flair Ric son die. That break my heart. God bless him and his family forever
Eric Bischoff: Heavy heart. Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to Ric Flair and family at the passing of Reid Flair. Such a sad day.
Shelly Martinez: Peace b with the Flair family & ne one who is effected by this loss 🙁 ONE Love
Kurt Angle: To Ric flair and His family, I’m So Sorry for the Loss of Reid, Ric’s Son. You Were family to Me. GOD Bless You Ric! I Love U
Tara: My condolences to the Flair Family. Reid was funny, talented and such a sweetheart. He will be truly missed.
Joey Ryan: RIP Reid Flair
Christopher Daniels: RIP Reid Flair
James Storm: Rip Reid Flair. Loved ya like a brother. God bless Ric and the family. Truly a great guy. I’ll miss you my friend.
Douglas Williams: Sorry to hear about the passing of Reid Flair. RIP.
Jesse Sorensen: God bless you & your family @RicFlairNatrBoy #Prayers
Jonny The Bull: Sorry to hear about Reid Flair. I knew him since he was a kid, such a good kid and so young.