What a sad story. Reid Flair was found dead in his Charlotte, NC hotel room at the young age of 25 on Mar. 29. Just a day before, he was happily looking forward to his promising future, tweeting about ‘better times ahead.’ Keep reading for more details.
The death of up and coming wrestler and son of a WWE legend, Reid Flair, is shocking and tragic. At just 25 years old, Reid’s life was abruptly cut short, and his optimism for the future makes his passing even more devastating.
Reid Flair’s Heartwrenching Final Tweet
One day before Reid was found dead in his hotel room, he tweeted, “Two shows in Maryland this weekend with @RicFlairNatrBoy. Good
#wrestling and even better times ahead.” Reid and his father, wrestling icon Ric Flair, were scheduled to tour the United States together.
And there truly were “better times ahead” — insiders in the professional wrestling community assumed that the WWE was planning on offering Reid a contract in the coming months. Ric had just rejoined the WWE in December 2012.
Judging by his Twitter, Reid seemed to be a fun-loving young guy, who was truly satisfied climbing the ranks in professional wrestling, following in his father’s footsteps. Recently, Reid had been wrestling independently in Japan and when a fan asked him on Twitter how he was enjoying the experience, Reid responded jovially, “I love it. Living the dream brother.”
His Twitter page on the whole is a combination of enthusiasm, inspiration, and joy.
Reid Flair Tragically Passes Away At 25
Reid was found dead in his SouthPark Residence Inn hotel room in Charlotte, NC on Mar. 29. No cause of death has been released, though police on the scene insisted that there were no signs of foul play.
The initial police report, along with Reid’s optimistic last tweet, suggest his death was a tragic accident. Reid clearly planned on doing great things with his life, and we are truly sad to see it cut short like this.
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
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