Former WWE and AEW star Jon Huber, better known by his stage name Brodie Lee, has passed away at the age of 41.
All Elite Wrestling, which he wrestled for, announced in an official statement over social media.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 27, 2020
Brodie Lee’s wife released a statement on Instagram. Amanda Huber wrote a heartbreaking tribute to her husband and also revealed the reason behind his death. Brodie Lee passed away due to complications with 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. He passed surrounded by love ones after a hard fought battle with a non Covid related lung issue. The @mayoclinic is literally the best team of doctors and nurses in the world who surrounded me with constant love. On top of that, I can’t express my love and admiration for the way @allelitewrestling has treated not only my husband but myself and my kids. @margaret.stalvey @meghalegalgirl10 @americannightmarecody @thebrandirhodes @nickjacksonyb @mattjackson13 @kennyomegamanx @tonyrkhan and the rest of the team at AEW have helped keep me standing and pick up all the broken pieces. I’ve been surrounded by so much love and incredible people I can’t tag them all but they know who they are and I don’t think they will ever know how thankful I am for them.
His peers in the wrestling world put out messages of remembrance upon hearing the news of his death.
This is so sad. Brodie Lee was a wonderful human. May he Rest In Peace.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) December 27, 2020
I’m devastated by the loss of Jon Huber, known to fans as Mr. Brodie Lee, formerly Luke Harper. Jon was a great man. His family came first, his loving wife Amanda & their sons Brodie + Nolan. He loved wrestling & was great at it, he loved you fans. Please keep him in your hearts.
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) December 27, 2020
Jon was genuinely one of the best, honest and kindest man I've ever known. He was like that the very first day I met him back in 2007 and was like that the very last day I saw him. I will always only have good memories of him.
I love you man.
RIP: Mr Brodie Lee pic.twitter.com/zvCkN9STFs
— Stu Grayson of Dark Order (@stu_dos) December 27, 2020
Thank You pic.twitter.com/gbBD49IwDH
— Cody (@CodyRhodes) December 27, 2020
Amazing talent ….
Better human being, husband and father. https://t.co/wc2080Ziar
— Triple H (@TripleH) December 27, 2020
A lovely Gentleman who loved his family deeply. I’m truly saddened to hear of the passing of Brodie Lee. My sincerest condolences to his wife and children. It was my honour to know you and wrestle you and I knew how truly great in the ring you were.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) December 27, 2020
When long trips away from home made me miss my wife and daughter, you always made it a little easier. Great wrestler, but perfect family man. I’ll make sure Amanda, Brodie and Nolan always know how much they meant to you. I loved being your friend. Rest In Peace, Jon. pic.twitter.com/wR5927Xlx1
— Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) December 27, 2020
BRODIE LEE I AM SO SORRY BUBBA GOD BLESS YOU FOREVER YOU WERE BEST BIG MAN pic.twitter.com/8Nycti34hF
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) December 27, 2020
Totally devastated over the loss of Jon”Luke/Brodie”,such a great talent and awesome human being! RIP my brother HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) December 27, 2020
This was my Bday, which I share with Doc. Brodie & Miro photobombed us & we all shared a great laugh.
I’m shattered over Brodie’s passing. He was full of life with a wife & young children he loved. A devastating reminder of how fragile life is. Rest well, friend.#RIPBrodieLee pic.twitter.com/3p5BH18YIr
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) December 27, 2020
Was a true honor every time we locked horns. You were a damn great man, husband and father. This stings. You will be sorely missed Jon. I will always remember out times together. #RIPBrodie #RIPJonHuber pic.twitter.com/8o8haKexNh
— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) December 27, 2020