The wrestling world is morning the sudden loss of AEW star Brodie Lee. Tonight All Elite Wrestling announced Jon Huber’s passing.
AEW issued the following statement:
“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 also known as Luke Harper in his days with WWE. Lee had signed with AEW in February of 2020, and was immediately put in a leadership role as The Exalted One in charge of The Dark Order. Their skits on BTE and his role as the group’s leader are legendary.
He has not appeared on AEW TV for several weeks after his dog color match with Cody Rhodes. The dog collar match was in fact Lee’s idea which he presented to Tony Khan. It is a bittersweet ending to his legacy as his final match, especially as he got away from WWE to do more stuff he wanted to do in AEW.
Lee won the TNT title from Rhodes in a memorable match this Summer.
Manda Huber, wife of Jon Huber commented on her husband, and what led to his passing.
“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.
On top of that, I can’t express my love and admiration for the way @allelitewrestling has treated not only my husband but myself and my kids. @margaret.stalvey @meghalegalgirl10 @americannightmarecody @thebrandirhodes @nickjacksonyb @mattjackson13 @kennyomegamanx @tonyrkhan and the rest of the team at AEW have helped keep me standing and pick up all the broken pieces.
I’ve been surrounded by so much love and incredible people I can’t tag them all but they know who they are and I don’t think they will ever know how thankful I am for them.”
We at Pro Wrestling News Hub are praying for the Huber family. On a personal note, back in March of 2018, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jon Huber, the actor, about the movie he was in and his life in WWE. He was a real nice guy and a total family man.
This is just another notch in the suckiest year ever in 2020.