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FLAIR NEWS: Reid Flair's cause of death - heroin overdose

Jun 14, 2013 - 4:36:05 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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Reid Fliehr, the youngest son of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, died of a heroin overdose on March 29, according to the official autopsy report released Friday afternoon.

According to the autopsy report released by the Mecklenburg County (N.C.) Medical Examiner, the official cause of death is "heroin toxicity." Also found in Reid's system were prescription drugs clonazepam and alprazolam.

"Although not present in any toxic or lethal amounts, clonazepam and alprazolam would be additive in respiratory depression and thus contributory to the death," the medical examiner stated in the report.

According to the toxicology report, morphine was found in Reid's blood, which is the result of the body converting heroin into morphine.

On the morning of March 29, Ric Flair found his son unresponsive in their hotel suite at a Marriott Residence's Inn in Charlotte, N.C. Reis was scheduled to join Ric at an independent show that night, shortly after returning from a trip to Japan to train with All-Japan Pro Wrestling.

In the days that followed Reid's death, Reid's girlfriend and mother told the Charlotte Observer that Reid was concerned about returning to Charlotte because of the potential to fall back into previous drug habits.

"If you know anything about addiction, the worst thing you can do is come home," said Reid's mother, Beth. "The drug (rehabilitation) people described it to me. There are heavy triggers to bad habits at home. Anything, anybody, can set them off.”

[ LINK: Friday's report HERE at WISTV.com ]

[Reid photo credit Legacy Talent & Entertainment]


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