Earlier this year, we finally got to see what the man formerly known as Luke Harper could do in the ring without being held back. He went back to his classic mantle of Brodie Lee, and made his debut for All Elite Wrestling as The Exalted One of The Dark Order. We’d see him have some classic matches during this run. These included a hard hitting war with Jon Moxley over the AEW World Championship, and a brutal Dog Collar Match with Cody Rhodes.
That match with Cody Rhodes, will now be his final match ever. He had every intention of returning after it, having suffered a leg injury in the match. Sadly, Jon Huber has passed away at just 41 years old. According to his wife on Instagram, he died “surrounded by loved ones after a hard fought battle with a non-COVID 19 related lung issue’.
The Death Of Brodie Lee Is One Final Heartbreak For Wrestling Fans In 2020
TheOvertimer learned of this news when AEW themselves put out a memorial tweet, with an image saying the following.
“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 & Nolan was evident to all us who were fortunate to spend time with him. We send our love and support to his beautiful family today and always. Jon’s popularity amongst 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.”
These touching words are just one of the sets dished out by the countless workers and fans he met over the years. We truly lost one of the best the industry had to offer here. Our hearts go out to his friends and family members in these now bleak times.
What were some of the memories you’ll cherish from the career of Brodie Lee? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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