Rick Flair’s son, Reid Flair, passed away today at the age of 25.
The news was confirmed by PWInsider but details about Reid Flair’s death are scarce.
According to reporter Mike Johnson, Reid has been working with All Japan Pro Wrestling but recently returned home to the United States. The 24-year-old wrestler was found dead this morning at a hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
An official statement from Ric Flair’s agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent and Entertainment, posted on Rick Flair’s Facebook page reads: “We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric’s son, Reid Fliehr, has passed away today March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, NC. 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.”
Rick Flair is one of the most well-known wrestlers to step into the WWE ring. Reid was following in his father’s footsteps and was starting to make a name for himself.
According to Heavy.com, Reid had been wrestling in Japan but was getting ready to make a couple of appearances in the states. Reid was scheduled to appear alongside his dead at an event in Maryland this weekend and there were rumors that Reid would soon be joining the WWE.
Here’s a video of Reid Flair making an appearance on WCW.
Details about Reid Flair’s death are limited at the moment but wrestling fans and wrestlers have already started showing their support to the Flair family on Twitter.
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
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) March 29, 2013
Been on a flight all day just heard about the passing of Reid.My thoughts and prayers go out to Ric Flair and his family.
— The Miz (@mikethemiz) March 29, 2013
Heavy heart. Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to Ric Flair and family at the passing of Reid Flair. Such a sad day.
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) March 29, 2013