The 41-year-old, also known as Luke Harper, died on Instagram of a “non-Covid related lung issue,” his wife, Amanda Huber, wrote. “My best friend died today,” she wrote. “I never wanted to write out those words. My heart is broken.” He was seen by the world as the wonderful Brodie Lee (fka Luke Harper), but he was my best friend, my husband, and the greatest dad you’d ever met. “No words can express the love I feel or how broken I am right now,”No words can express the love I feel or how broken I am right now.
“passed surrounded by love ones after a hard fought battle with a non Covid related lung issue. Passed surrounded by lovers.
All Elite Wrestling posted a statement offering Huber’s family condolences, saying “heartbroken.” is the group.
“In an industry filled with good people, Jon Huber was exceptionally respected and beloved in every way – a fierce and captivating talent, a thoughtful mentor and simply a very kind soul that starkly contradicted his persona as Mr. Brodie Lee,” AEW said in a statement.
“Jon’s love for his wife Amanda, and children Brodie and Nolan, was evident to all of us who were fortunate to spend time with him, and we send our love and support to his beautiful family, today and always.”
“I’m at a loss for words!!!!!”I am at a loss for words!!!!!
A photo with Braun was also included by Strowman.
In a touching homage, Ettore Ewen, known by his tag Big E, hailed Huber as well.
I hope you all get to know someone like Jon. He was the greatest family man & someone who made me laugh every day. For the rest of my life, I’ll miss him every day. I love you, Brodie, and I thank you so much,”I hope you all get to know someone like Jon. He was the biggest family man & someone who made me laugh daily. I’ll miss him every day for the rest of my life. I love you, Brodie, and I thank you so much for loving me,”for loving me.
On Twitter, Wrestler Cedric Alexander wrote: “He was always a pleasure to be around, hear great stories from and was always an excellent human being.”
Hearing the passing of Brodie Lee in absolute disbelief. I’m unable to process this. I can’t believe it,”In utter disbelief hearing of the passing of Brodie Lee. I’m unable to process this. I can’t believe it,”I can’t believe it.
Mihir Joshi, WWE commentator, called his death “truly heartbreaking” while Tim Fiorvanti, commented about his lasting effects.
“You can measure the mark of a man on the day that he dies,” Fiorvanti wrote. “The list of those speaking about who Jon was is staggeringly long, and only growing.”
The wrestler served under the name Brodie Lee with AEW-and, according to Bleacher Report, had only made his debut as such in March. He previously worked under the name Luke Harper for WWE.
“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,” WWE said in a Twitter post. Huber debuted in NXT as a threatening enforcer for the Wyatt Family, WWE said in a statement, engaging in heated rivalries with John Cena, Kane, Daniel Bryan, The Shield, and The Usos.
“Harper had a dominant tag team run with Rowan that would lay the groundwork for future championship success,”Harper had a dominant tag team run with Rowan that would lay the foundations for future success in the championship. The Bludgeon Brothers teamed as Huber and Rowan tag—winning the SmackDown Tag Team Championship victory at WrestleMania 34 in a Triple Threat Match.
Huber also had a “impressive singles run” that, according to WWE, ended with him beating Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship.