Jon Huber, the performer who portrayed Brodie Lee for All Elite Wrestling and Luke Harper in WWE, has passed away at the age of 41.
The news was announced by his wife, Amanda Huber. He also leaves behind two sons, Brodie (8) and Nolan (3).
There is no official cause of death, but his wife stated he was being treated at the Mayo Clinic for a non-COVID-19 related lung issue.
AEW issued a statement on their Twitter page:
“The All Elite Wrestling family is heartbroken. 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.
“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. Jon’s popularity among his peers and influence on the wrestling world was worldwide and transcended AEW, so this loss will be felt by many for a long time.
“We were privileged at AEW to call Jon Huber a brother, a friend and one of our own.”
Huber was under contract with AEW as Mr. Brodie Lee, the leader of The Dark Order. Huber challenged Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship at Double or Nothing earlier this year and defeated Cody Rhodes to become the second TNT Champion.
From 2012 to 2019, he performed with WWE as Luke Harper, a member of The Wyatt Family. While with the company, he would hold the Intercontinental Championship and held the Tag Team Championship twice.
We will continue to follow this story as more becomes available. On behalf of the staff of Wrestleview, we extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jon Huber as they deal with this terrible loss.
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