How tragic. The son of one of professional wrestling’s biggest stars passed away of unknown causes on Mar. 29 at the young age of 25.
Reid Flair, son of famed wrestler Ric Flair, was found dead in his SouthPark Residence Inn hotel room in Charlotte, NC on Mar. 29. He was only 25 years old.
Reid Flair: Son Of WWE Star Dead At 25
Reid’s cause of death has not yet been determined, but foul play is not suspected at this time, according to wcnc.com.
Reid had been wrestling professionally in Japan recently, and was scheduled to go on tour with his father this week. His final tweet before passing was an excited one, but now it’s just tragic: “Two shows in Maryland this weekend with [my father] Good
#wrestling and even better times ahead,” he tweeted on Mar. 28. It had been assumed that Reid was close to signing a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment since his father recently rejoined the company.
Ric Flair’s agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni, released a statement on the family’s behalf:
We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric’s son, Reid, has passed away today on March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, NC. The investigation into the cause of death is ongoing. Reid was 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.
Reid Flair Passes Away: WWE Community Shows Support
Though Reid was just coming up in the wrestling world, the pro wrestling community’s support has flooded out on Twitter upon hearing the tragic news, and it’s clear that Reid made a lasting impression as he was growing up around the sport.
Roddy Piper tweeted, “My heart is with Ric and Reid Flair today! Reid was my son too!”
Kurt Angle added, “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.”
Reid will truly be missed. Our thoughts are with his friends and family in this difficult time.
Reid Flair’s Funeral Arrangements Announced
Ric Flair’s agent has released Reid’s funeral arrangements, which you can see below!
“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 or videos will be allowed and ample security will be present.)
The burial following the ceremony will be private for family members only.
Please send cards, memorial donations, condolences, flowers, care packages, etc. to the Legacy Talent offices as we see Ric daily and will ensure he receives every delivery. All Memorial Donations will be given to PAL (Police Athletic League) in Reid’s name:
Ric Flair c/o Legacy Talent and Entertainment, LLC 1300 Baxter Street, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28204
Thank you again for your overwhelming support. Despite the circumstances, we look forward to seeing friends and family Wednesday to celebrate Reid’s life.”
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— Andrew Gruttadaro