The wrestling world tragically lost Brodie Lee (real name Jon Huber) on December 26 at the age of 41.
His wife revealed that he has been battling a non-COVID lung illness.
Before he was the leader of the Dark Order in AEW, Lee rose to national prominence in WWE under the name Luke Harper as part of the Wyatt Family. Lee shared the ring and road with his family members Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan, and Braun Strowman as the group became one of the hottest acts in wrestling during their time together.
Taking to Instagram, Strowman shared the following message to his friend.
The crazy thing about this fan art is I’m sure I can speak for the rest of the guys in it and in the locker rooms he shared that we all looked up to Jon. From day one when I didn’t know shit about the business ( trust me he reminded me on the regular lol) he took me under his wing his constructive criticism was like no ones else’s he had no problem telling me when I sucked but he also was one of the first ones to tell me when I did something good. We traveled the world together and he had to put up with my crazy ass. I learned so much from him and god the memories I will cherish the rest of my life are unbelievable. We all used to joke about when we were all old and fat and fired from anywhere that would let us wrestle that we were gonna take over the mid evil times business and he said he was gonna be the silver knight and the silver knight ain’t putting nobody’s ass over. Because in the ring he made everyone look amazing. He’s was one of the must unselfish men I’ve ever met and an amazing husband and father it was always magical being around him with his family cause he went from salty old Brodie to loving Jon. I wish I could walk out to the firefly’s one more time with you brother. Those were the most amazing days of my career and I will hold them hi till I’m gone. Save me a seat and a turkey leg at the round table. Ride hard silver knight. I love you
Lee was most associated in WWE with Erick Rowan as the two were often tag team partners as members of the Wyatt Family and then became The Bludgeon Brothers. The duo would end up winning the SmackDown Tag Team Titles in 2018.
Rowan posted the following message on Lee:
Heartbroken and numb. Just when I think my eyes have dried, I think of you and begin to cry again. I have lost not only a friend but a brother! I struggled last night with many emotions and memories. Jon meant more to me than he will ever know. I remember clearly all the loops we had during our years on the road together. He would always look forward to getting home to his family. After every loop he would say to me, “Goodbye Forever”, because he would want his 1 or two days with them, to feel like forever. One thing he taught me through his own actions was to be a better father and husband. He was one of a kind in everything he did, great performer, great father, great husband, great friend, and all around amazing human. My heart goes out to everyone who was touched by his greatness. My deepest condolences to his family. Jon this is not, “Goodbye forever, but goodbye for now! I will see you on the otherside my brother. I LOVE YOU!
Bray Wyatt shared a touching tribute to Lee on Saturday night. You can view his message by clicking here.
You can view more tributes from wrestlers across all promotions by clicking here.
Fightful would love to extend its condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Jon Huber.