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As noted yesterday here on the website, Reid Flair’s body was found at a Residence Inn in the SouthPark area of Charlotte on Friday morning. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed Reid’s (Reid Fliehr)’s death yesterday afternoon. The department confirmed that Reid was found this morning in a hotel in Charlotte around 10:35AM ET. The hotel staff at the Marriott Residence Inn near SouthPark found an “unresponsive man” which led them to call the police.
As noted earlier, 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 last night and tonight’s event in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
In an update on this, we’re told Reid Flair’s body was discovered in his bed by a family member. No word on who the family member was as of this writing but we know Ric had been staying very close
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TMZ.com has obtained and posted the 911 call that was placed after the caller found Reid Flair unresponsive in his hotel room last Friday. The caller (Ric Flair) tells the 911 operator that Reid was “out cold and purple.” TMZ is reporting that it was Ric Flair who placed the call, though past reports noted that it was hotel staff who found Reid and not Ric. The investigation...
WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina did a news report on television regarding the passing of Reid Flair (Reid Fliehr). You can watch the video of the report in the player below. Flair was out in public on Friday and reportedly appeared to be “visibly shaken,” but he was still friendly with people who came up to speak with him.
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As noted earlier this evening here on the website, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police department has confirmed that Reid Flair, the 25-year-old son of legendary wrestler Ric Flair, was found dead Friday in a Charlotte hotel.
According to a press release issued by police, officers received a call for service in reference to an unresponsive individual at a room at the Residence Inn in...
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police department has confirmed that Reid Flair, the 25-year-old son of legendary wrestler Ric Flair, was found dead Friday in a Charlotte hotel.According to a press release issued by police, officers received a call for service in reference to an unresponsive individual at a room at the Residence Inn in SouthPark. Police identified the person as Richard...
The following is from TMZ.com:
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.”
Reid was an independent wrestler who was wrestling in Japan over...
- There was a ten-bell salute for Reid Flair at an independent wrestling event in Maryland last night where Reid and his father Ric Flair were scheduled to appear. Here is video:- From WWEDVDNews.com, below is the cover for WWE’s Top 25 Rivalries In Wrestling History DVD and Blu-ray, hitting stores on May 28th:
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:
– 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.
- TMZ.com 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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