Police Confirm Reid Flair’s Death, Ric Flair’s Agent Issues Statement On Passing

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 Fliehr (his real name), and he was pronounced dead.

Police say there didn’t appear to be foul play involved in his death.

Ric Flair’s agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent and Entertainment, issued a statement on Facebook: “We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric’s son, Reid Fliehr, has passed away today March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, NC.

Ric Flair’s agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent and Entertainment, issued the following statement on Facebook concerning Reid’s passing: “We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric’s son, Reid Fliehr, has passed away today March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, N.C.

“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.”

CharlotteObserver.com has a report on Flair’s death.

Daniel Pena

Daniel Pena is a longtime wrestling news reporter and the webmaster of PWPix.net

  • Jayden53092

    terrible, just terrible. RIP Reid Flair. 25 is just too young.

    • IKeepsit100

      wtf,other article says 24. god damnit sescoops

      • backblack25

        he’s 25, there was a misprint in the original report put out. All the news reports by everyone was saying 24 at first.

    • http://twitter.com/nickdoubleD Nicolai

      As a father it’s my worst nightmare. I don’t understand how anyone could ever get through this. Prayers to the flair fam, and a big rot in hell to the scum of society who took the time to thumbs down your respectful comment. There is a special place in hell for you losers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=732542390 Donte Shoshona Gopual

    dont call me a jack ass but i thought it said ric flair but im still in shock and heartbrocking for the flair family

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001177411091 Seth Bob

      The fuck is heartbrocking? LOL.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=732542390 Donte Shoshona Gopual

        lol i read it over and wondered the same damn thing, i got caught slipping.

      • cenasucks

        When Brock Lesnar breaks someone’s heart

  • Deante320

    Taken from this world way too soon. RIP and my condolences to flair’s family

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1135943396 Stacy Scabin

    RIP to Reid Flair and my prayers go out to the Flair family so sad and heartbreaking to lose a child. Your family is in my thoughts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bsbfanatik10 Krystal Hill

      You posted your condolences to Ric Flair and his family in this trying time, and someone gave you a thumbs down for it? What has this world come to?

  • Guest5544321

    Goddammit Miz.

    • Coltcabunny

      I really should not have laughed at that. But it was funny; if inappropriate.

      RIP Reid, the greater wrestling fanbase hardly knew ye.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4OF2JDUTXED6KFOPHEVMJ2ZYBA raVen

    idk why but when AA brought out Reid to fight Eric Bischoff is one of my strongest wcw memories.
    best wishes to the Flairs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Al-Oli/1191330090 Al Oli

      Dude me too. I’m his age and when he came out and gave biscoff a double leg. I loved it very much.


    There was a murder suicide in my town yesterday I see how this is affecting my town.God bless the Flair family this tragedy has to suck.But at least Reid has alot of people to help him on the other side.

  • Pozessed

    Wow… It is a huge shame to pass away especially at such a young age. Rest in peace.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001177411091 Seth Bob

    Lol, south park.

  • Guest

    4/10, Paul Bearer was better.

    • Deante320

      WTF Paul bearer was better???? You’re rating someone’s death? Do me a favor and fall on something sharp, seriously. That’s SEScoops “asshole of the year” candidate shit you just pulled.

    • The Great One

      Lmao I shouldn’t be laughing but i just can’t help it.

  • http://twitter.com/StrayZer0 Adam-Michael

    Why was the Facebook statement posted twice in this article?….

  • Marko

    Its very sad because the other day I was looking at some of Reid’s photos in Japan back in January and to die just a mere 2 months later is just heartbreaking … and he was just 25, poor guy never even got to experience life as a whole. R.I.P. Reid and my condolences go out to Naitch and the rest of his family and friends.

  • Mark

    did the agent misspell Flair as “Fliehr” or is that the correct spelling?

    • http://www.facebook.com/bsbfanatik10 Krystal Hill

      Fliehr is his real last name, the same for Ric and the rest of his family. :)

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  • Captain Obvious

    I feel sorry for Ric Flair, the pain of burying your own son must be unimaginable. Rest In Peace Reid.

  • Bryan

    This is terrible! My condolences to Ric and his family and friends

  • Thomas-24/7 (Mutascale)

    It was back in 1998, a 10 year old amateur wrestler named Reid Flair took down Eric Bishoff on Monday Nitro, and I loved it. At the end of the segment Ric and Reid strutted. Damn, this is sad. My heart and prayers go to Ric Flair and the Flair family; this tragedy needs to be acknowledged on Raw and Impact Wrestling.

  • WWEFan4Life

    Im not saying that the death of Reid isnt sad but, if he touches a drug he should always of been aware of the risks of death. The death of Reid is his own fault.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bsbfanatik10 Krystal Hill

      Kick the kid while he’s down, why don’t you? Have some respect, for God’s sake. However Reid died is awful, be it drugs, suicide or murder. Keep the heartless comments for someone who wants to read them.

      • WWEFan4Life

        ??? It isnt heartless its the truth you idiot! If he died from a drug overdose, it is his fault and his fault only! But if you want me to kiss the Flairs familys ass like you then, fine! R.I.P Reid, you will be misse! Happy now?

  • Ric Flair

    I’ll be doing the WOOOOOOlogy!!!!!