Reid Flair reportedly died from heroin, prescription drug overdose

Reid FlairReid Flair, the son of wrestler Ric Flair, died in March because a lethal mix of heroin and other prescription drugs, an autopsy released on Friday by the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s office showed.

In addition to heroin, the autopsy says Flair had traces of clonazepam, a muscle relaxant, and alprazolam, an anti-anxiety drug commonly marketed as Xanax, in his system. Flair’s mother suspected her son died of a drug overdose.

WBTV writes:

According to the autopsy report, the medical examiner noted that Fliehr’s lungs were extremely heavy and congested. There was a small amount of bloody fluid noted in his larynx and trachea.

The medical examiner also noted a moderate degree of cerebral edema, an excess accumulation of fluid in the spaces of the brain.

Reid Flair, whose real last name is Fliehr, was found by his father unresponsive inside a Charlotte hotel room on March 29. He was 25 years old and had recently been wrestling for All Japan Pro-Wrestling.

Reid Flair investigators looking for possible drug overdose as cause of death

Reid FlairReid Flair was found dead inside a Residence Inn in Charlotte, NC, last Friday, and investigators reportedly are looking to see if a drug overdose was the cause of death.

Flair, the son of legendary wrestler Rick Flair, returned to his hometown last week after wrestling in Japan for All Japan Pro-Wrestling. The 25-year-old was being promoted by Big Time Wrestling for an appearance that weekend at an event headlined by his father.

According to WBTV in Charlotte, Reid’s body was found in bed in the room by a family member.

Hotel employees were asked to call 911 to report an incident in the room, and the emergency call was transferred to the hotel room where Ric picked up.

“He’s out cold. He’s out cold and he’s turning purple! Please!” Flair can be heard saying to a 911 dispatcher.

“Sir, what are you waiting for?” he asked frantically.

WBTV says investigators are looking to see if Reid died from a drug overdose.

Reid Flair, whose real last name is Fliehr, has a history of problems with drugs and alcohol. He was arrested on DWI charges in March 2009, and he faced felony charges for possession of heroin a month later.

Reid sent an optimistic tweet the day before his death:


Photo via Twitter/Reid Flair