Wrestler Brodie Lee has died on the age of 41.
The All Elite Wrestling star – who labored within the WWE beneath the moniker Luke Harper and whose actual identify is Jon Huber – handed away from a non-Covid associated lung challenge on Saturday (26.12.20), in keeping with his spouse Amanda.
Amanda wrote on Instagram: “My finest good friend died at present. I by no means wished to jot down out these phrases. My coronary heart is damaged. The world noticed him because the superb @brodielee (fka Luke Harper) however he was my finest good friend, my husband, and the best father you’ll ever meet. No phrases can categorical the love I really feel or how damaged I’m proper now. He handed surrounded by love ones after a tough fought battle with a non Covid associated lung challenge. The @mayoclinic is actually the perfect staff of docs and nurses on the planet who surrounded me with fixed love.
“On prime of that, I am unable to categorical my love and admiration for the best way @allelitewrestling has handled not solely my husband however myself and my youngsters. @margaret.stalvey @meghalegalgirl10 @americannightmarecody @thebrandirhodes @nickjacksonyb @mattjackson13 @kennyomegamanx @tonyrkhan and the remainder of the staff at AEW have helped maintain me standing and decide up all of the damaged items.
“I have been surrounded by a lot love and unimaginable individuals I am unable to tag all of them however they know who they’re and I do not suppose they’ll ever understand how grateful I’m for them.”
The AEW stated in a press release: “The All Elite Wrestling household is heartbroken. In an trade stuffed with good individuals, Jon Huber was exceptionally revered and beloved in each manner — a fierce and fascinating expertise, a considerate mentor and easily a really variety soul that starkly contradicted his persona as Mr. Brodie Lee.
“Jon’s love for his spouse Amanda, and kids Brodie and Nolan, was evident to all of us who had been lucky to spend time with him, and we ship our love and help to his lovely household, at present and all the time. Jon’s recognition amongst his friends and affect on the wrestling world was worldwide and transcended AEW, so this loss might be felt by many for a very long time. transcended AEW. We had been privileged at AEW to name Jon Huber a brother, a good friend and one among our personal.”
The WWE added: “WWE is saddened to be taught that Jon Huber, recognized to WWE followers as Luke Harper, handed away at present at age 41.
“Referred to as each Luke Harper and Brodie Lee within the ring, Huber discovered success in each cease of his sports-entertainment profession, as his delicate spoken but imposing presence helped him create numerous awe-inspiring moments within the ring. After a extremely embellished run on the impartial circuit, Harper debuted in NXT as a menacing enforcer for The Wyatt Household. Harper had a dominant tag staff run with Rowan that will lay the groundwork for future championship success.
“As a member of The Wyatt Household, he engaged in heated rivalries with the likes of Kane, Daniel Bryan, The Protect, John Cena and The Usos. After being let out from the household, Harper authored a formidable singles run that culminated with him defeating Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship. Harper & Rowan later comprised The Bludgeon Brothers and launched into a path of destruction that was highlighted by a SmackDown Tag Group Title victory in a Triple Menace Match at WrestleMania 34.
“WWE extends its condolences to Huber’s household, buddies and followers.”