Former WWE wrestler Jonathan Huber popularly known as Brodie Lee died on Saturday (December 26) aged 41.
Huber’s wife, Amanda announced the news of his death on an Instagram post. She said that Huber died of a non-covid related lung issue.
“My best friend died today. I never wanted to write out those words. My heart is broken. The world saw him as the amazing @brodielee (fka Luke Harper) but he was my best friend, my husband, and the greatest father you would ever meet. No words can express the love I feel or how broken I am right now,” she wrote.
Huber was part of WWE under the ring name Luke Harper from 2012 until December 2019,
After getting released from his contract with WWE Huber then moved to All Elite Wrestling in March 2020, wrestling as Brodie Lee.
Huber won the AEW TNT Championship in August, defeating Cody Rhodes, Lee’s final match in AEW was on Oct. 11, where he lost the TNT Championship back to Rhodes.
Wrestling world mourns death of former WWE and AEW star Jonathan Huber:
WWE is saddened to learn that Jon Huber, known to WWE fans as Luke Harper, passed away today at age 41. WWE extends its condolences to Huber’s family, friends and fans.https://t.co/hZnBguE4Mj— WWE (@WWE) December 27, 2020
Thank You pic.twitter.com/gbBD49IwDH— Cody (@CodyRhodes) December 27, 2020
I’m so deeply sorry for the loss of Jon Huber. We bonded over the love of our children. He was a true family man. #RIPBrodieLee— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) December 27, 2020
Amazing talent ….— Triple H (@TripleH) December 27, 2020
Better human being, husband and father. https://t.co/wc2080Ziar
I love and miss you Jon. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me and my family. We all love you so very much. You were such a great man. It’s been my pleasure and privilege to know and work with you. Your family is our family now. We will watch over them. Rest now friend. 💔 https://t.co/aJ3TUntfoH— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) December 27, 2020
I just heard the news about the death of Jon Huber…an awful day for wrestling fans. Just two years ago, my son Hughie dressed up as Luke Harper for Halloween. He was a great worker, and a doting father. A huge loss for everyone who loves wrestling. https://t.co/E94sdqmiMB— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) December 27, 2020
Our entire brotherhood and industry mourns tonight. In addition to his incredible passion and talent, Jon was above all else, a great man, who loved his family more than words can say. Please keep them in your thoughts. I’ll see you down the road, brother ♥️ #RIPBrodieLee pic.twitter.com/DvTNr3Vo4g— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) December 27, 2020