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Son of wrestler Ric Flair found dead at 25

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The son of famed Minnesota professional wrestler Ric Flair has been found dead in a hotel room in North Carolina, The Associated Press reports.

Reid Fliehr -- who went by his father's original surname -- was 25, The AP says.

The online publication Pro Wrestling Torch reported Fliehr's age was 24.

Reid Fliehr, who was also a professional wrestler, was found by Charlotte-Mecklenberg police after officers were called to the hotel room about 10:30 a.m. on Friday. There were no signs of foul play, according to police.

Ric Flair, who was born in Memphis, grew up in Edina and went to the University of Minnesota on a football scholarship before dropping out. He eventually went on to stardom with Verne Gagne's Minneapolis-based American Wrestling Association.

Dubbed "Nature Boy," Flair, 64, is known for his turns with the National Wrestling Alliance, World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation. He also won several professional wrestling titles.

A statement from Flair's agent Friday described Reid Fliehr as "an incredible son, brother, friend, and professional wrestler."

The Medical Examiner's Office is working to determine a cause of death.

Reid Fliehr was reportedly Ric Flair's youngest son.

See a report on Reid Fliehr's death from WCNC-TV in Charlotte below.

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