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Autopsy: Ric Flair's son died from drug overdose

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:10 a.m. HST, Jun 16, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> An autopsy report says the son of famed professional wrestler Ric Flair died from a toxic combination of heroin and prescription drugs.

The body of 25-year-old Reid Fliehr was found March 29 in a Charlotte hotel room with drug paraphernalia. Fliehr had followed his famous father on to the pro wrestling circuit.

Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner Thomas Owens' report released Friday says toxicology tests found Fliehr's blood had traces of clonazepam, a muscle relaxant, and alprazolam, an anti-anxiety drug commonly marketed as Xanax.

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

The 64-year-old Flair said Friday he is still grieving for his son, whom he described as "fighting a battle he couldn't win."

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SteveToo wrote:
Ric who?
on June 16,2013 | 07:14AM
IAmSane wrote:
Flair, smartаss. WHOOOOOOOO!~
on June 16,2013 | 09:32AM
RichardCory wrote:
90's kid detected.
on June 16,2013 | 12:39PM
onevoice82 wrote:
Correction; He was fighting a battle he "chose" not to win! All addictions boil down to one simple action; take-it or don't take-it.
on June 16,2013 | 07:47AM
frontman wrote:
Tip of the iceberg of drugs and steroids in the world of professional wrestling. If it was monitored, there might be three that would pass all tests.
on June 16,2013 | 01:51PM