Wrestler Brodie Lee, whose actual identify was Jon Huber, died on Saturday, December 26, following a “lung problem.” He was 41.
His spouse, Amanda Huber, confirmed the information through Instagram on Saturday. “My greatest pal died at this time,” she wrote. “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 greatest pal, my husband, and the best father you’d ever meet. No phrases can specific the love I really feel or how damaged I’m proper now.”
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She went on to element the medical situation from which Lee died. “He handed surrounded by love ones after a tough fought battle with a non Covid related lung issue,” she continued. “The @mayoclinic is actually the perfect crew of docs and nurses on this planet who surrounded me with fixed love. On high of that, I can’t specific my love and admiration for the way in which @allelitewrestling has handled not solely my husband however myself and my children. … The crew at AEW have helped preserve me standing and decide up all of the damaged items.”
Huber expressed her gratitude to all who stepped up in her family’s time of need. “I’ve been surrounded by a lot love and unimaginable individuals I can’t tag all of them however they know who they’re and I don’t assume they’ll ever understand how grateful I’m for them,” she famous.
All Elite Wrestling paid tribute to Lee in a press release shared through Twitter on Saturday. “The All Elite Wrestling household is heartbroken,” the group mentioned. “In an business crammed with good individuals, Jon Huber was exceptionally revered and beloved in each means — a fierce and fascinating expertise, a considerate mentor and easily a really sort 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 this time and all the time.”
The assertion concluded: “Jon’s reputation amongst his friends and affect on the wrestling world was worldwide and transcended AEW, so this loss can be felt by many for a very long time. We had been privileged at AEW to name Jon Huber a brother, a pal and considered one of our personal.”
Lee signed with WWE in 2012 and assumed the identify Luke Harper. He made his debut with AEW in March as Brodie Lee and received the AEW TNT Championship in August.