Found March 30, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Mick FoleyRic Flair
Mick Foley posted the following on his Facebook: THINKING OF REID I was once asked for guidance, or some type of wisdom by the mother of a child who had just lost her daughter after a long battle with cancer. At times like these, there are simply no words that can suffice. Well meaning people who talk about the deaths of those so young often do little to comfort – and sometimes serve to anger those who have just been through the most traumatic experience imaginable.  Without knowing what to say, I turned for guidance to the mother of a child who had lost a child through similar circumstances – the mother of the young man, Marcos, who I wrote about in one of my books. “Does it ever get better”, I asked her, wondering what I might be able to tell this woman who had just lost her precious child. “No”, Marcos’s mother told me. “It never gets better. Not a day goes by when I don’t feel the pain of losing my boy. You just learn to live with the pain.” Like so many in the wrestling world, my heart goes out to the family and friends of Reid Fliehr, who left this world way too young, at the age of 25. AS a father of four children of my own, I can only imagine the grief that his family feels. I didn’t know Reid all that well. But I remember watching him play while I was at his father’s house in 1991 – all of 3 years old, taking on all the challenges that a swing-set had to offer. I remember seeing him every couple of years after that, watching him grow from a toddler into a boy, and then into a handsome young man with a world of potential. What I remember mostly, though, was sitting next to his father, Ric Flair, on an airplane, getting ready to take off from the Philippines to Los Angelas – a flight in the neighborhood of 16 hours. I was a little nervous about sitting next to the legendary Nature Boy for such an extended duration; after all, it was widely known that we didn’t see eye to eye on too many things. But I listened to Ric, as one by one, child by child, he placed telephone calls to each of his children – just to tell them he loved them. I asked Ric about the calls during the course of the flight, mentioning how touching I found them to be.  “I do that every day”, Ric said. “Just because you never know.” Reid is gone, leaving behind a world of “whys” and “what ifs”. But unlike so many who leave this world far too son, he left knowing he was loved. For Reid’s family, the pain may never get better. Over time, I hope, and pray, they learn to live with it. But I hope that knowing that their son was loved, and knowing that Reid knew it, will be a source of small comfort in the trying times ahead. God bless you, Reid Fliehr. May you rest in peace.

RIP Reid Flair

By all accounts wrestling legend Ric Flair is a huge Minnesota Viking fan. This is a quick hit to say that on behalf of Viking nation and wrestling fans everywhere, myself and the folks at express our condolences to the Nature Boy on the loss of his son Reid. The age of 25 is just too early.

Who Found Reid Flair & Made The 911 Call?, Drugs?

Newsday reports that the police report for Reid Flair’s death notes makes reference to drugs. The site reports that the report lists the time of death as between 1:30 AM to 10:35 AM on Friday, with “drugs” as the only word listed under “incapacity type.” A press release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department notes that the cause of death will be determined by...

Ric Flair’s Son Reid Passes Away

- Reid Flair, the youngest son of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, has passed away. He was just 24 years old.No details are available yet on Reid’s passing but he was scheduled to appear with Ric at indy events in Maryland this weekend. He recently worked for All Japan Pro Wrestling earlier this year. Our condolences go out to the Flair family.

Wrestling Industry Reacts to Passing of Reid Flair

Several wrestling personalities have reacted to the news of Reid Flair passing away. Here are some tweets. @The305MVP: Reid… Rest In Power young man. Positive vibes to Naitch & family. @TherealRVD: Our condolences are with the Flair family. @Mikethemiz: 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...

Son of WWE star Ric Flair found dead at 25

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Reid Flair’s Funeral Details Announced + HOH’s Next Event

– Ric Flair’s agent announced the following details for Reid Flair’s funeral: On behalf of Ric and his family, thank you for your love, concern, and support this week. Reid’s funeral will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 3 at Forest Hill Church (7224 Park Road Charlotte, NC 28210). The funeral will be open to family and friends who wish to pay their respects. (No photos...

WWE Issues Statement on the Death of Reid Flair

WWE issued the following statement on the passing of Reid Flair: WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Reid Flair, son of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. Our deepest condolences go out to the Flair family and friends.

WWE’s Statement On Reid Flair’s Death + More Tweets

WWE issued the following statement earlier today: WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Reid Flair, son of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. Our deepest condolences go out to the Flair family and friends. 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...

TMZ Releases Flair’s 911 Call, Raw Sold Out, SmackDown Rating

– Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown garnered a 2.00 cable TV rating, with 2.85 million viewers. SmackDown ranked #3 among cable shows for the night in overall viewers. - has posted the 911 call Ric Flair made after finding his son Reid at this link. Their article notes that moments after Ric Flair discovered his son Reid unresponsive, Ric frantically tells the operator...
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