It is a tragic day for wrestling fans as Jon Huber, also known as Luke Harper and Brodie Lee, passed away at the age of 41 on Sunday. It was revealed by his wife Amanda that Huber was facing some lung issues and battling the problem for some time. But he succumbed to a non-[COVID-19] related lung issue on Sunday to shock the wrestling universe.
“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,” Amanda said in an Instagram post.
Huber was currently contracted to All Elite Wrestling where he performed as Brodie Lee. He headed a faction called The Dark Order but was kept off the weekly shows in the past few weeks.
WWE also released a statement following his passing.
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
WWE legend Hulk Hogan also paid tribute to Huber.
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