As previously reported, top AEW Star Brodie Lee (known as Luke Harper in WWE) recently passed away at the age of 41. Lee (real name: Jon Huber) was most popularly known for his time in WWE as part of the Wyatt Family and the leader of AEW’s Dark Order stable known as “The Exalted One.”
The Exalted One challenged Jon Moxley for his AEW World Title earlier this year at AEW Double or Nothing and won the TNT Championship this summer when he defeated “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes.
AEW released a statement on Twitter expressing their condolences for Huber and his family. Jon’s wife Amanda recently took to her Instagram and remembered her husband. She mentioned that Jon Huber passed away from a non-COVID-19 lung issue.
She also said that Jon Huber passed away surrounded by his loved ones after a hard-fought battle with the lung issue. She then thanked The Mayo Clinic for their help.
AEW CEO Tony Khan, WWE and a number of stars commented on the tragic and unfortunate passing of AEW’s Brodie Lee, which includes Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, John Cena, Stu Grayson, John Silver and many more, which you can check out below.
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
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
I’m so deeply sorry for the loss of Jon Huber. We bonded over the love of our children. He was a true family man. #RIPBrodieLee— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) 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
It’s hard to explain to people, and I’m not certain he would want me to, that the biggest, scariest man you’ll ever see on your television is the kindest soul you’d ever meet. A model of a husband and father, and proof that some people are too good for this earth. ♥️ https://t.co/jm6YKlRNBu— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) December 27, 2020
I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of @ThisBrodieLee who was a a dear friend to so many of us. He was an amazing husband and a devoted father. His love for his family was immeasurable. I am sending prayers and love to Amanda, Brodie, Nolan and Jon Huber’s family~ pic.twitter.com/VTC0aC0dqJ— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) December 27, 2020
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
One of the worst days of my life— John Silver (@SilverNumber1) December 27, 2020
I don’t know how to feel. I’m so heartbroken. Thinking about his wife and children who he loved so much. He was such a great man and helped me more than I could’ve asked for. He will be missed terribly..— Anna Jay (@annajay___) December 27, 2020
This is all a grotesque nightmare on a scale none of us can possibly comprehend, this year has done nothing but take and I think we are all empty, tired and drained. Sleep well my friend, thank you so much for the road trips and the advice through the years. You were golden.— Devil’s Blood (@WWEAleister) December 27, 2020
I don’t have the words. #RIPBrodieLee May God send his beautiful family as much strength as possible.— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) December 27, 2020
Thank You pic.twitter.com/gbBD49IwDH— Cody (@CodyRhodes) December 27, 2020
One of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure of spending time with. Supportive, funny, humble and a wealth of knowledge, always willing to help the younger guys. Already so missed. All my love and prayers go out to his family. We’re all here for you 💔 #RIPBrodieLee https://t.co/E66bgEwP4j— Kip Sabian (@TheKipSabian) December 27, 2020
My heart hurts. Thoughts and prayers to the Huber family #RIPBrodieLee— Jay ‘Christian’ Reso (@Christian4Peeps) December 27, 2020
Lost for words!! Jon was an amazing person and father. Always so sweet and helpful. I loved seeing his son, Brodie, watch him wrestle. He was always so proud! Sending love and prayers to his family! #RipBrodieLee https://t.co/CQURGV1ozY— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) December 27, 2020
I love you and I miss you #RIPBrodieLee— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) 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
I’m in total shock. Prayers to Amanda & their boys during this time. I can’t believe it. Rest In Peace Jon 🙏🏻 https://t.co/j7vQM3GCVO— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) December 27, 2020
When I got stitched up months ago, Brodie was 1 of the first to check on me & ask if I was ok. I replied “I’m too old & beat up to actually get beat up & hurt. I’m fine.”— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) December 27, 2020
That led to Brodie hitting me with his amazing trademark laughter & smile & this pic.❤️
Rest In Power, Jon. pic.twitter.com/0nuY99LsIC
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.— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) December 27, 2020
RIP Jon. I am going to miss you. https://t.co/CkRt6TLKZ2— EVIL UNO of the DARK ORDER (@EvilUno) December 27, 2020
Brodie was one of the best humans I’ve ever met. We hit it off as soon as we met. He was an amazing performer, a mentor, but more importantly a dear friend. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for everything. #RIPBrodieLee https://t.co/3vbBo0K8bO— Pres10 (@Pres10Vance) December 27, 2020
To an amazing talent, friend, leader and most importantly father. We all love you and will miss you forever. Thank you for putting smiles on so many faces.— Tony Nese (@TonyNese) December 27, 2020
This is heartbreaking. I’m at a legit loss for words right now. Such a kind, talented dude. Absolutely one of a kind.. #RIPBrodieLee— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) December 27, 2020
The world has lost a great one.— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) December 27, 2020
One of the absolute best.
In every way. #RIPBrodieLee
Tell your people you love them. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. My heart goes out to the Huber family.#RIPBrodieLee— Nick Aldis (@RealNickAldis) 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.— Stu Grayson of Dark Order (@stu_dos) December 27, 2020
I love you man.
RIP: Mr Brodie Lee pic.twitter.com/zvCkN9STFs
We love you Brodie.— Young Bucks® (@youngbucks) December 27, 2020
Wow. #RIPBrodieLee. Heartbreaking. He was such a great guy. Thinking of his family, especially with it being the holidays. 💔— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) December 27, 2020
I meet Jon one year ago in Jacksonville. Love the dude right away, I could tell instantly that he was a STAR and more importantly a really good man who loved his wife and kids. My heart breaks for his family & friends during this very difficult time. 🙏 #RipBrodieLee https://t.co/6pJrCE8pFj— taz (@OfficialTAZ) December 27, 2020
This is beyond terrible.— ₮ⱧɆ ĐⱤ₳₩ (@TheSamiCallihan) December 27, 2020
The time I spend with Brodie, he was always such an absolutely amazing person.
Love, prayers, and positive vibes to his family.
I’m so sorry for you loss.#RIPBrodieLee https://t.co/HMbsUpk1MT
#RIPBrodieLee love to his family and friends— Veda Scott (@itsvedatime) December 27, 2020
Loss for words. Guy LOVED being a dad. Loved his kids. 🙏🏼🙏🏼 #RIPBrodieLee— #nZo (FKA Enzo Amore) (@real1) December 27, 2020
i have one Brodie Lee memory, when I was backstage at Smackdown, him and Miro were trash talking each other about FIFA.. I was shocked he was talking so much since Harper probably never talked. #RIPBrodieLee— Mega Ran (@MegaRan) December 27, 2020
#RIPBrodieLee absolutely heartbreaking. Sending prayers and love to his family ♥️— Billie Kay (@BillieKayWWE) December 27, 2020
Gutted to hear about Jon passing away. He saved me from a broken neck. He would get so mad when I pulled up a chair for him to sit in and referred to him as ‘Taker-sir.’— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) December 27, 2020
“You’re gonna get me heat, kid.”
Condolences to his family and peers that loved him dearly. #RIPBrodieLee
Our deepest condolences to Brodie’s wife and children. His family. His friends. I’m so sorry for your loss. He touched so many people’s lives in a beautiful way.— Nikki Cross (@NikkiCrossWWE) December 27, 2020
Thank you for always being kind Brodie.
Absolutely heartbroken. Sending so much love to Brodie and his family. ❤️— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) 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
I can not thank you enough for all of your help and the advice you gave me for both wrestling and real life. I’m going to miss you so much.— Alex Reynolds (@YTAlexReynolds) December 27, 2020
I consider myself lucky to have shared the ring, the car for long rides from town to town, and to have been around his wife and children. This one hurts in so many ways. The world lost a wonderful person today. pic.twitter.com/v52h15fDFy— THE KING (@BaronCorbinWWE) December 27, 2020
In utter disbelief hearing of the passing of Brodie Lee. I’m unable to process this. I can’t believe it.— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) December 27, 2020
After he flipped my table & I miraculously caught the laptop. He came up to me & said:— Leva Bates (@wrestlingleva) December 27, 2020
“My wife got mad & told me I had to apologize to you for breaking your table”
We had a good laugh for months after this happened. He had such a twinkle in his eye when he laughed Miss u, friend https://t.co/MlIbS3i0o7
This is so sad— Edward Edwards (@TheEddieEdwards) December 27, 2020
A great guy and you’ll never hear anybody say different
Don’t even know what else to say
Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends
You will be missed #RIPBrodieLee
I want to extend my thoughts and prayers to Jon & his family. Great guy, great friend and an even better family man. God Bless! #RipBrodieLee— Mike Chioda (@MjcChioda) December 27, 2020
One of the Best Men I ever had the pleasure of working with as well as one Great Husband, Father and Friend. Words Can’t express my Hurt for his Family Please keep them all lifted in Prayer #RIPBrodieLee— Titus O’Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) December 27, 2020
I love you Big Rig. #RIPBrodieLee— Pretty Ricky (@KingRicochet) December 27, 2020
One of the first men I was able I train with after I was signed in 2016.— PRIME Alexander (@CedricAlexander) December 27, 2020
He was always a pleasure to be around, hear great stories from and was always a excellent human being
All of my love and respect to Jon Huber/Mr Brodie Lee and his family#RIPBrodieLee
A big man among men inside the ring & more importantly, outside of the ring. Absolutely Beloved— Nic Nemeth (@HEELZiggler) December 27, 2020
Every kind word you read about him is true.— I|I essential character I|I (@therealec3) December 27, 2020
Every person that says they loved him is genuine.
Everyone of us hurts.
And everyone of us is better for having had Jon in our lives.#RIPBrodieLee
Jon was a great man— “All Ego” Ethan Page (@OfficialEGO) December 27, 2020
I’m fkn lucky I got to be his friend
Devastated https://t.co/qkYnIMBEt6— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) December 27, 2020
Amazing talent ….— Triple H (@TripleH) December 27, 2020
Better human being, husband and father. https://t.co/wc2080Ziar