WWE Legend Ric Flair Declared Brain Dead
WWE Ric Flair has been declared brain dead after a medical emergency led him to being hospitalized earlier today. According to several news reports, it’s unclear what medical emergency led him to the hospital to begin with but sources have now said that the wrestling legend’s is no longer functioning although his other organs are still working at this time. Ric Flair is still on a breathing machine until his family gives permission to disconnect him but as of now, he is declared brain dead, thus legally dead.
Flair was in the metro Atlanta area when he was rushed to the hospital. Sources have not confirmed his medical emergency and TMZ reported that it was very serious. Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that Flair has been suffering from a heart condition as of late and that his hospitalization was in relation to that. Without confirmation, fans have been left to speculate. In 2017, Ric Flair was hospitalized after a medical scare which resulted in surgery. Flair was had only a 20% chance of survival which he beat.
Born as Richard Fliehr, in 1949, the 70 year old legend led a successful career which lasted 40 years. He Flair is officially recognized by WWE as a 16-time world champion (eight-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and two-time WWF Champion), although the number of his world championship reigns varies by source, ranging from 16 to 25. He was married five times and had four children.