Reid Flair, 25, was found dead by his father, the former WCW/NWA/WWE world champion “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. The assumptions seem to have been correct as the word “drugs” appear on the police report as to why Reid was incapacitated. The logical conclusion is that the young wrestler overdosed.
Ric Flair often spoke of the pitfalls of wrestling and the fallen friends that succumbed to them over time. Wrestlers like Mr. Perfect, Rick Rude, Big Boss Man, Davey Boy Smith, Brian Pillman and the Von Erichs are just a small sampling of wrestling’s tragic side. Now, the name of Reid Flair can be added.