Son of pro wrestling legend Ric Flair found dead in hotel room in Charlotte

  • Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 6:05 p.m., Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013 6:18 p.m.
Professional wrestler Reid Flair, son of wrestling legend Ric Flair, was found dead in a hotel room in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities say the son of professional wrestler Ric Flair has been found dead in a North Carolina hotel room.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police says officers were called to a hotel on the city’s south side around 10:30 a.m. Friday. When they arrived, they found the body of 25-year-old Reid Fliehr, who also was a wrestler.

A statement from police says there are no signs of foul play, and that the cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner’s office.

Flair’s agent released a statement Friday describing Reid as “an incredible son, brother, friend, and professional wrestler.”

Ric Flair’s real name is Richard Morgan Flair. The peroxide-blond wrestled for some 40 years and also was known as The Nature Boy.

The 64-year-old won many pro wrestling titles including in the WWE.

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