The wrestling world was dealt a tragic blow today when it was announced that Jon Huber (Brodie Lee) had passed away at the age of 41.
All Elite Wrestling released the following message:
His wife Amanda put out a statement saying he passed away after a "hard-fought battle with a non-Covid related lung issue."
Following his passing, the wrestling world shared their memories and condolences on social media.
Gutted to hear about Jon passing away. He saved me from a broken neck. He would get so mad when I pulled up a chair for him to sit in and referred to him as ‘Taker-sir.’— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) December 27, 2020
“You’re gonna get me heat, kid.”
Condolences to his family and peers that loved him dearly. #RIPBrodieLee
I’m so deeply sorry for the loss of Jon Huber. We bonded over the love of our children. He was a true family man. #RIPBrodieLee— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) December 27, 2020
One of the Best Men I ever had the pleasure of working with as well as one Great Husband, Father and Friend. Words Can’t express my Hurt for his Family Please keep them all lifted in Prayer #RIPBrodieLee— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) December 27, 2020
One of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure of spending time with. Supportive, funny, humble and a wealth of knowledge, always willing to help the younger guys. Already so missed. All my love and prayers go out to his family. We’re all here for you -- #RIPBrodieLee https://t.co/E66bgEwP4j— Kip Sabian (@TheKipSabian) December 27, 2020
This was my Bday, which I share with Doc. Brodie & Miro photobombed us & we all shared a great laugh.— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) December 27, 2020
I’m shattered over Brodie’s passing. He was full of life with a wife & young children he loved. A devastating reminder of how fragile life is. Rest well, friend.#RIPBrodieLee pic.twitter.com/3p5BH18YIr
Brodie was one of the best humans I’ve ever met. We hit it off as soon as we met. He was an amazing performer, a mentor, but more importantly a dear friend. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for everything. #RIPBrodieLee https://t.co/3vbBo0K8bO— Pres10 (@Pres10Vance) December 27, 2020
One of the first men I was able I train with after I was signed in 2016.— PRIME Alexander (@CedricAlexander) December 27, 2020
He was always a pleasure to be around, hear great stories from and was always a excellent human being
All of my love and respect to Jon Huber/Mr Brodie Lee and his family#RIPBrodieLee
I meet Jon one year ago in Jacksonville. Love the dude right away, I could tell instantly that he was a STAR and more importantly a really good man who loved his wife and kids. My heart breaks for his family & friends during this very difficult time. -- #RipBrodieLee https://t.co/6pJrCE8pFj— taz (@OfficialTAZ) December 27, 2020
The world has lost a great one.— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) December 27, 2020
One of the absolute best.
In every way. #RIPBrodieLee
This is heartbreaking. I'm at a legit loss for words right now. Such a kind, talented dude. Absolutely one of a kind.. #RIPBrodieLee— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) December 27, 2020
Heartbreaking is an understatement.— sammy guevara (@sammyguevara) December 27, 2020
This was taken during the Atlanta shows when we had to film a month of TV in 2 days. Brodie was so much fun to be around. -- #RIPBrodieLee pic.twitter.com/2WTtuGU96D
This is beyond terrible.— ₮ⱧɆ ĐⱤ₳₩ (@TheSamiCallihan) December 27, 2020
The time I spend with Brodie, he was always such an absolutely amazing person.
Love, prayers, and positive vibes to his family.
I’m so sorry for you loss.#RIPBrodieLee https://t.co/HMbsUpk1MT
They don’t make better people than Jon Huber. Just such an awesome guy and loving husband and father. Watching him with his kids backstage always made me feel like I was home. Prayers up. #RIPBrodieLee— Dean Muhtadi (@MojoRawleyWWE) December 27, 2020
I can’t believe it.— Cody Deaner (@CodyDeaner) December 27, 2020
Brodie Lee was a friend. A brother.
I cherish the times on the road, in the ring & sharing a beer on my porch.
Most importantly, he was an amazing father who loved his children dearly.
My thoughts & prayers are with the entire Huber family.#RIPBrodieLee
All the love and respect for the Huber family and wrestling world. His legacy will never be forgotten. Thank you Jon Huber - Brodie Lee for everything you have done for this world.#RIPBrodieLee https://t.co/iWGu6ByOD4— (@realsuyung) December 27, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Brodie’s wife and children. His family. His friends. I’m so sorry for your loss. He touched so many people’s lives in a beautiful way.— Nikki Cross (@NikkiCrossWWE) December 27, 2020
Thank you for always being kind Brodie.
I’m devastated by the loss of Jon Huber, known to fans as Mr. Brodie Lee, formerly Luke Harper. Jon was a great man. His family came first, his loving wife Amanda & their sons Brodie + Nolan. He loved wrestling & was great at it, he loved you fans. Please keep him in your hearts.— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) December 27, 2020
Thank You pic.twitter.com/gbBD49IwDH— Cody (@CodyRhodes) December 27, 2020
Absolutely heartbroken. Sending so much love to Brodie and his family.— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) December 27, 2020
I just heard the news about the death of Jon Huber...an awful day for wrestling fans. Just two years ago, my son Hughie dressed up as Luke Harper for Halloween. He was a great worker, and a doting father. A huge loss for everyone who loves wrestling. https://t.co/E94sdqmiMB— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) December 27, 2020
Jon was genuinely one of the best, honest and kindest man I've ever known. He was like that the very first day I met him back in 2007 and was like that the very last day I saw him. I will always only have good memories of him.— Stu Grayson of Dark Order (@stu_dos) December 27, 2020
I love you man.
RIP: Mr Brodie Lee pic.twitter.com/zvCkN9STFs
When long trips away from home made me miss my wife and daughter, you always made it a little easier. Great wrestler, but perfect family man. I’ll make sure Amanda, Brodie and Nolan always know how much they meant to you. I loved being your friend. Rest In Peace, Jon. pic.twitter.com/wR5927Xlx1— Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) December 27, 2020
In utter disbelief hearing of the passing of Brodie Lee. I’m unable to process this. I can’t believe it.— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) December 27, 2020
I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of @ThisBrodieLee who was a a dear friend to so many of us. He was an amazing husband and a devoted father. His love for his family was immeasurable. I am sending prayers and love to Amanda, Brodie, Nolan and Jon Huber’s family~ pic.twitter.com/VTC0aC0dqJ— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) December 27, 2020
BRODIE LEE I AM SO SORRY BUBBA GOD BLESS YOU FOREVER YOU WERE BEST BIG MAN pic.twitter.com/8Nycti34hF— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) December 27, 2020
It’s hard to explain to people, and I’m not certain he would want me to, that the biggest, scariest man you’ll ever see on your television is the kindest soul you’d ever meet. A model of a husband and father, and proof that some people are too good for this earth. https://t.co/jm6YKlRNBu— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) December 27, 2020
#RIPBrodieLee absolutely heartbreaking. Sending prayers and love to his family— Billie Kay (@BillieKayWWE) December 27, 2020
I...don't really have words -- https://t.co/gdmtOJjolY— Aubrey Edwards ------ (@RefAubrey) December 27, 2020
Jon was a great man— “All Ego” Ethan Page (@OfficialEGO) December 27, 2020
I’m fkn lucky I got to be his friend
In 15 years, I learned a lot from him. But the most important was that it’s possible to make pro wrestling a career and also make being a husband and a dad the most important career.— Bryce Remsburg (@dabryceisright) December 27, 2020
My heart breaks for his wonderful wife and truly charming kids. Just like him. #RIPBrodieLee https://t.co/QAJySAZsNJ
This guy was universally loved by the boys. Legit one of my favorite wrestlers. And most importantly, an incredible husband & proud dad.— Brian Myers (@Myers_Wrestling) December 27, 2020
This one hurts. I love you. pic.twitter.com/hQLONudn4n
Our entire brotherhood and industry mourns tonight. In addition to his incredible passion and talent, Jon was above all else, a great man, who loved his family more than words can say. Please keep them in your thoughts. I’ll see you down the road, brother #RIPBrodieLee pic.twitter.com/DvTNr3Vo4g— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) December 27, 2020
Every kind word you read about him is true.— II essential character II (@therealec3) December 27, 2020
Every person that says they loved him is genuine.
Everyone of us hurts.
And everyone of us is better for having had Jon in our lives.#RIPBrodieLee
Sending so much love and prayers to the Huber family ---- #RIPBrodieLee— Eva Marie (@natalieevamarie) December 27, 2020
One of the most heartbreaking things to have heard. Such a great man, it was such an honor to be a part of this family with him. He will be so dearly and greatly missed. #RIPBrodieLee https://t.co/Was7F59EJd— Kris Statlander (@callmekrisstat) December 27, 2020
Tell your people you love them. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. My heart goes out to the Huber family.#RIPBrodieLee— Nick Aldis (@RealNickAldis) December 27, 2020
I hope you all get to know someone like Jon. He was the biggest family man & someone who made me laugh daily. I’ll miss him every day for the rest of my life. I love you, Brodie, and I thank you so much for loving me.— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) December 27, 2020
He got a Cameo from Sinbad. And that also popped me. pic.twitter.com/DWbIwBsyRT— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) December 27, 2020
I love you and I miss you #RIPBrodieLee— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) December 27, 2020
Jon was an amazing person. Lovable. A guy that loved wrestling. A guy that loved his family above all else. He never failed to make everyone around him laugh. It breaks my heart we never took the picture. He’s going to be missed by so many. #RIPBrodie pic.twitter.com/E5VuETKhVn— CASH (@CashWheelerFTR) December 27, 2020
This is all a grotesque nightmare on a scale none of us can possibly comprehend, this year has done nothing but take and I think we are all empty, tired and drained. Sleep well my friend, thank you so much for the road trips and the advice through the years. You were golden.— Devil's Blood (@WWEAleister) December 27, 2020
I’m in total shock. Prayers to Amanda & their boys during this time. I can’t believe it. Rest In Peace Jon ---- https://t.co/j7vQM3GCVO— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) December 27, 2020
From the sunshine to the sweetgrass. We travel between the eternities. #RIPBrodie— Ricky Starks (@starkmanjones) December 27, 2020
I’m still in shock over hearing the news about john Huber. I’ve worked with him in the ring as well as outside of the ring. He was a tremendous asset to the business. A loving husband, father and a great friend. you will be missed my friend R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/BTxij20We5— D-von Dudley HOF (@TestifyDVon) December 27, 2020
Hug your loved ones real tight. So heartbroken to hear about Mr. Harper.— Marina Shafir (@MarinaShafir) December 27, 2020
Damn! RIP— JTG ( JAY THA GAWD ) (@Jtg1284) December 27, 2020
2020 you ain't shit pic.twitter.com/IrLaiXsCd3
I just wanted to quickly say how much Jon loved his family. He never stopped talking about them. He was a great dad which I saw firsthand on the bus to our match. He was so excited to show his son that he could still go hard & he did just that. He loved you so much, I’m so sorry.— T-BAR (@TBARRetribution) December 27, 2020
Only met Brodie briefly. My impression was that he was a strong person who lived his life his way. My condolences to his family and friends. See ya down the road. https://t.co/EsHB6zndLv— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) December 27, 2020
Heartbroken...— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) December 27, 2020
Heaven got another good man today. ---- https://t.co/vOGuUFZ0vE
I keep typing and deleting. Stopping to think... trying to figure out what to say... Luke Harper... Man... #RIPBrodieLee— Josiah Williams (@JDeanWilliams) December 27, 2020
Unreal. What a legend of a human. You will be greatly missed. #RipBrodieLee— Roderick Strong (@roderickstrong) December 27, 2020
I was nobody, he said "tonight is for you not me" and proceeded to make me look like somebody worth keeping around. I always take his lesson with me to the ring. Make others look great and you will never fail. https://t.co/iysLgAjLYf— Tony Nese (@TonyNese) December 27, 2020
Devastating. You were wonderful in every way. Thank you for being you. #RIPBrodie— Adam Cole (@AdamColePro) December 27, 2020
I don’t have the words. #RIPBrodieLee May God send his beautiful family as much strength as possible.— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) December 27, 2020
One of the worst days of my life— John Silver (@SilverNumber1) December 27, 2020
There’s two people I always say I being in the ring w/ when I was in WWE was @WWECesaro & @ThisBrodieLee because it felt real to me & I every minute of it. I’m so much better because of Brodie. He was always kind & respectful to me in the ring. Man, -- #RIPBrodieLee pic.twitter.com/3B3im2C3pL— nodaysoff FRED ROSSER III (@realfredrosser) December 27, 2020
One of the best humans I’ve known end been absolutely honored to call friend in this life let alone this business. His amazing family was his love above all else.— Matt Rehwoldt (@DramaKingMatt) December 27, 2020
My heart is broken right now.
I love you, my friend. Always and forever. pic.twitter.com/MiuDZwJlNa
During a Australian tour I got to be around Jon for the first time, we didn’t really know each other but that didn’t stop him from inviting me into conversations and have a laugh! He truly knew how to make a locker room laugh! Sad day! --#RIPJonHuber #RipBrodieLee #RIPLukeHarper— Buddy Murphy (@WWE_Murphy) December 27, 2020
I am absolutely heartbroken. I am at a loss of words right now and even if I wasn’t there aren’t enough good things to say about Jon Huber. Please keep him and his family in you heart and prayers! #RIPBrodieLee— Jason Jordan (@JasonJordanJJ) December 27, 2020
Brodie, was so super nice to me. We talked alot about hockey, as we were both fans.... He will be missed ... RIP my friend...— Luther (@KillLutherKill) December 27, 2020
Man, when i lost my daughter Brodie called me and talked to me for hours. Kind doesn’t begin to do him justice.— Kazeem Famuyide -- (@Kazeem) December 27, 2020
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.