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Son of pro wrestler Ric Flair found dead

Sunday - 3/31/2013, 10:32am  ET

This March 29, 2009 photo provided by Christine Coons shows professional wrestler Reid Flair, son of wrestler Ric Flair, in Webster, Mass. Authorities say Reid Flair, whose real name is Reid Fliehr, 25, was found dead Friday, March 29, 2013, in a North Carolina hotel room. A statement from police says there are no signs of foul play, and that the cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner's office. (AP Photo/Christine Coons) MANDATORY CREDIT: CHRISTINE COONS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say the son of professional wrestler Ric Flair has been found dead in a North Carolina hotel room.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police says officers were called to a hotel on the city's south side around 10:30 a.m. Friday. When they arrived, they found the body of 25-year-old Reid Fliehr, who also was a wrestler.

A statement from police says there are no signs of foul play, and that the cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner's office.

Flair's agent released a statement Friday describing Reid as "an incredible son, brother, friend, and professional wrestler."

Ric Flair's real name is Richard Morgan Fliehr. The peroxide-blond wrestled for some 40 years and also was known as The Nature Boy.

The 64-year-old won many pro wrestling titles including in the WWE.


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