Wrestler Jonathan Huber has died as a result of a non-COVID-19 related lung issue, his wife Amanda announced on Instagram Saturday. Huber was 41.
Huber worked for WWE under the ring name Luke Harper from 2012 until December 2019, when he was granted release from his contract. 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 to capture the title. Lee’s final match in AEW was on Oct. 11, where he dropped the TNT Championship back to Rhodes.
In reaction to the news of Huber’s stunning death, the wrestling world is mourning the loss of one of the most well-regarded people in the business.
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
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
Our condolences are with Jon's family
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) December 27, 2020
Absolutely heartbroken. Sending so much love to Brodie and his family.
— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) December 27, 2020