As noted earlier here on the website, Reid Flair, the 24-year-old son of legendary wrestler Ric Flair, has been found dead.
Details concerning his passing have not been disclosed.
With his background, Flair was hailed as future wrestling star dating back to high school as he was an accomplished amateur wrestler who achieved numerous awards. His career, however, was sidetracked in 2009 due to a slew of personal issues, including an arrest that found him in possession of black tar heroin. According to those close to him, he had struggled with substance abuse issues for years but seemed to have changed his life around for the better in recent years.
Following a hiatus from the squared circle, Reid made his in-ring debut for All Japan Wrestling in January, replacing his sick father in a tag team match due to the WWE Hall of Famer suffering a blood clot in his leg. Last month, Reid competed in All Japan’s Excite Series tour, wrestling undercard tag team matches. On March 15, Flair wrestled his first singles match in All Japan, causing Yasufumi Nakanoue to submit with the Figure Four Leglock. He was scheduled to make independent appearances in Maryland this weekend with his father.
The following talents have tweeted regarding the passing of Ric Flair’s son – Reid Flair.
Lena Yada: Omg Sad News! My Heart Goes Out To Rick Flair And His Family. Reid Was Such A Sweet Kid. RIP Reid Flair.
Gail Kim: @brydertna omg that is sad news
Mikey Whipwreck: RIP Reid Flair. May you now find peace. Thoughts and prayers go out to Ric and his family.
Peter Rosenberg: Man it’s being reporter that Ric Flair’s son Reid has passed away…anyone know anything else? Heartbreaking heartbreaking news
Jimmy Korderas: Deepest condolences to the Flair family. RIP Reid!
Sean Waltman: So very sorry to Nature Boy Ric Flair & his family. No matter what differences we ever had, my heat hurts for him so bad right now.
Brian Hebner: So sorry to hear of Reid Flair’s passing.No parent should have to deal with such a loss!My prayers will be with Ric and his family! So sad!
Shane “Hurricane” Helms: Heartbroken to hear about the passing of Reid Flair. So young. I can’t imagine what Ric is going through.
Rhett Titus: Sad to hear of the passing of Reid Flair. My deepest condolences go out to Ric Flair and his family.
The Iron Sheik: I just hear the Reid Flair Ric son die. That break my heart. God bless him and his family forever
Eric Bischoff: Heavy heart. Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to Ric Flair and family at the passing of Reid Flair. Such a sad day.
Shelly Martinez: Peace b with the Flair family & ne one who is effected by this loss 🙁 ONE Love
Kurt Angle: 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
Tara: My condolences to the Flair Family. Reid was funny, talented and such a sweetheart. He will be truly missed.
Joey Ryan: RIP Reid Flair
Christopher Daniels: RIP Reid Flair
James Storm: Rip Reid Flair. Loved ya like a brother. God bless Ric and the family. Truly a great guy. I’ll miss you my friend.
Douglas Williams: Sorry to hear about the passing of Reid Flair. RIP.
Jesse Sorensen: God bless you & your family @RicFlairNatrBoy #Prayers
Jonny The Bull: Sorry to hear about Reid Flair. I knew him since he was a kid, such a good kid and so young.