The WWE world is mourning the loss of one of their own after the sudden and shock passing of 41-year-old Jon Huber, known to fans as Luke Harper and Brodie Lee.
He made a name for himself in the top tier wrestling organisation as a member of the Wyatt Family with his passing sending devastating shockwaves across the wrestling fraternity.
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Huber’s wife, Amanda, said he had died from a lung issue that was unrelated to COVID-19.
“My best friend died today,” she wrote alongside multiple photos of her husband. “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.”
Huber appeared in AEW earlier in 2020 and made an immediate impact with the organisation releasing a statement shortly after his death came to light.
“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,” the statement read. “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.”
Bray Wyatt was left truly heartbroken after learning of the news and uploaded a series of images of the two men along with the following caption: “You were my best friend. My brother, my partner, my Terry Gordy.
“We fought like brothers because we were. I’m so goddamn pissed. This isn’t how it was supposed to be, it was supposed to be us fat, bald and useless running Wyatt Family spots in high school gyms in our 70’s.
“I miss you so f***ing much already. I would do anything just live through our worst moments again I can’t believe you’re gone. I’m so sorry brother. I’m so sorry.
“I wish I had a chance to say goodbye. Goodbye forever Brodie. I love you.”
Wyatt wasn’t alone as social media became flooded with tributes from current and former stars of the WWE world.
I loved Jon Huber very much! One of the absolute best people I have had the pleasure of being around both in and out of the ring. I am so fortunate to have been able to get to know him and spend time with him. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and his fans. #RIPBrodieLee
— Drew Gulak (@DrewGulak) December 27, 2020