Following the tragic death of his son Reid, Ric Flair attended Wrestlemania, and an onlooker exclusively reveals to HollywoodLife.com that people rallied around him and supported him during this hard time.
Reid Flair‘s death shocked the wrestling nation, and had he not died, he would have been among the WWE‘s biggest, brightest fans that descended upon East Rutherford, N.J., on April 7 for the 29th annual Wrestlemania. Reid’s father Ric Flair attended the event, and HollywoodLife.com can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that he was in “bright sprits” and “appreciative” of people’s support.
Ric Flair In ‘Bright Spirits’ After Reid Flair’s Death
Ric attended wrestling’s biggest event, where John Cena finally defeated The Rock. And Ric enjoyed the show, despite being in a dark place this year.
“While at WrestleMania, I was right in the Friends and Family section,” an onlooker tells HollywoodLife.com. “This held all the wrestlers including Ric Flair. He was in bright spirits with everyone hugging him and really making him happy. He was with all his friends and peers and it was obvious they wanted to make him feel great since the passing if his son. Everyone made sure to approach him and give him there thoughts, he was more then appreciative.”
How sweet! And it’s so great the Ric attended an event that his son would have loved, and he appreciated the support of his peers.
Reid was found dead in his NC hotel room on March 29, from a suspected overdose.
Ric’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.
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Do YOU think it’s nice that Ric was in bright spirits at Wrestlemania?
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— Eleanore Hutch, Reporting by Russ Weakland