Prior to his time in AEW, Huber previously wrestled in WWE under the name Luke Harper, where he was an Intercontinental Champion and a multiple-time Tag Team champion. After signing with AEW in February, he was immediately put in a leadership role in charge of the Dark Order stable. He'd later defeat Cody Rhodes for the AEW TNT Championship before dropping it back to Rhodes in October. Both AEW and WWE paid tribute to the late wrestler on social media.
We here at eWrestlingNews would like to offer our condolences to the family of Brodie Lee during this tragic time. "We were privileged at AEW to call Jon Huber a brother, a friend and one of our own", the statement read.
The wrestling world is mourning another heartbreaking loss after the death of All Elite Wrestling star Brodie Lee.
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Wrestling Inc. interviewed Lee just a few months ago for our podcast The Wrestling Inc. "He passed surrounded by love ones after a hard fought battle with a non Covid related lung issue".
"I never wanted to write out those words. Thanks for the entertainment", followed by a broken heart emoji. The world saw him as the incredible Brodie Lee (formerly known as Luke Harper) but he was my best friend, my husband, and the greatest father you would ever meet.
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley wrote: "I just heard the news about the death of Jon Huber, an very bad day for wrestling fans. The @mayoclinic is literally the best team of doctors and nurses in the world who surrounded me with constant love", she wrote.