The wrestling world is in mourning after it was announced that Brodie Lee had passed away.
His wife Amanda shared the heartbreaking news via social media, remarking that it was as a result of a "hard-fought battle with a non-Covid related lung issue"
Lee (real name Jon Huber) signed with WWE in 2012 and went on to become a member of the Wyatt Family under the name of Luke Harper. During his seven-year tenure in WWE, Lee won the NXT Tag Team Championships, SmackDown Tag Team Championships (twice), and Intercontinental Championship.
WWE issued the following statement on their website:
WWE is saddened to learn that Jon Huber, known to WWE fans as Luke Harper, passed away today at age 41.
Known as both Luke Harper and Brodie Lee in the ring, Huber found success in every stop of his sports-entertainment career, as his soft spoken yet imposing presence helped him create countless awe-inspiring moments in the ring. After a highly decorated run on the independent circuit, Harper debuted in NXT as a menacing enforcer for The Wyatt Family. Harper had a dominant tag team run with Rowan that would lay the groundwork for future championship success.
As a member of The Wyatt Family, he engaged in heated rivalries with the likes of Kane, Daniel Bryan, The Shield, John Cena and The Usos. After being set free from the family, Harper authored an impressive singles run that culminated with him defeating Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship. Harper & Rowan later comprised The Bludgeon Brothers and embarked on a path of destruction that was highlighted by a SmackDown Tag Team Title victory in a Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania 34.
WWE extends its condolences to Huber’s family, friends and fans.
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.