Reid Flair, the 25-year-old son of legendary wrestler “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, passed away in March of this year. New developments on his death point to drugs as the primary cause of death. A new autopsy report from the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s office stated that Reid Flair died due to an unspecified amount of heroin and prescription drugs. The report went on to report that Reid Flair also had traces of clonazepam (a muscle relaxant) and alprazolam (an anti-anxiety drug commonly – Xanax).
Reid’s father Ric Flair called 911 and frantically begged for the paramedics to tend to his son. HollywoodLife.com provided some more details on the police report and 911 call:
The report lists the “time of incident” as from 1:30 a.m. Friday to 10:35 a.m. on March 29. Under the category “incapacity types” for Reid, “drugs” is the only word noted, reports Newsday. Ric is listed under his real name Richard Morgan Fliehr and he is called the “reporting person.” An autopsy is currently being performed to determine the cause of death. Scary details of Reid’s death emerged when audio of the 911 call was released. “He’s out cold! He’s out cold and he’s purple! Please!” Ric is hear yelling. “Please get a 911 team to my room! It’s a residential hotel on South Park. I’ve already called 911. Sir, what are you waiting for?!”
The Charlotte Observer received some comments from Reid Flair’s mother, Beth Fliehr, and his father about their son’s passing:
Reid’s mother, Beth Fliehr, said she’d suspected a drug overdose killed her son and that the autopsy report didn’t surprise her. She said she was contacted by a medical examiner with the report Friday morning and spent the afternoon sobbing as she reminisced about her son. “It (the report) makes it harder,” she said. “I knew his fears and I knew how to help him. All he wanted to do was stay busy, train and keep his mind off the old triggers, then go back to Japan. He was doing really well there.”
Ric Flair said he was grieving for his son. “I loved him,” Flair said. “He should have been on top of the world, but he was fighting a battle he couldn’t win. I hope people remember his laugh, his spirit, and his love of life.”