It was announced that Brodie Lee (real name Jon Huber) passed away on December 26, 2020.
The tragic news was learned when Huber's wife, Amanda shared on Instagram that her husband had passed away after a "hard-fought battle with a non-Covid related lung issue."
The outpouring of sadness, love and admiration by all those who had the pleasure of working with, knowing, or even just watching Brodie over the course of his career has been remarkable.
Among those who chose to share their condolences and memories online was Bray Wyatt, who teamed with Huber (known as Luke Harper in WWE) for seven years (2012-2017) as members of the Wyatt Family. Here is what he wrote:
You were my best friend. My brother, my partner, my Terry Gordy. We changed this whole game because we refused to do it any way but OUR way. We were always at our best when we were a team I think we both knew it. 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. Where do we go now? What do I do knowing I’ll never hear your condescending sarcasm as I am riding high. I miss you so fucking 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. You will always be a part of me, whether I like it or not without you everything is different and I hope Amanda truly knows that I am here not just to say it but because I love them too. I will make sure your son knows the incredible man you were. Not the legends people will tell but the real you that very few people got to see. I promise I’ll put him over clean in dark matches when he’s old enough just like I promised. --I’m hurting so bad. I wish I had a chance to say goodbye. But then again, it’s Saturday and you know what that means.... save me a seat next to you wherever you are, that’s where I belong. I’ll be there when it’s my time. Goodbye forever Brodie. I love you
Jon is survived by his wife Amanda and his two children Brodie and Nolan.
On behalf of Fightful, we would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Brodie Lee.