We are delighted to announce that Jon Huber, better known in the professional wrestling world as Mr. Brodie Lee and Luke Harper, has passed away. He was only 41 years old.
All Elite Wrestling has released the following statement:
“The All Elite Wrestling family is heartbroken. In an industry filled with good people, Jon Huber was exceptionally respected and loved in every way – a fierce and captivating talent, a caring mentor and simply a very kind soul who radically contradicted his personality as Mr. Brodie Lee.
“Jon’s love for his wife Amanda and his children Brodie and Nolan was evident to all of us who were fortunate enough to spend time with him, and we send our love and support to his beautiful family, today and always. Jon’s popularity among his peers and his influence in the wrestling world was global and transcended AEW, so this loss will be felt by many for a long time.
“We have had the privilege at AEW to call Jon Huber a brother, a friend and one of our own.”
Huber got his start in wrestling in the garden before receiving proper training and began rising through the ranks of the New York-based NWA promotions, later becoming a mainstay of Chikara. He signed with WWE in 2012 and became the very first member of the Wyatt family, under the name Luke Harper.
Huber is a former Intercontinental Champion, NXT Tag Team Champion and two-time Smackdown Tag Team Champion. Throughout a long career in WWE, he received numerous start and stop pushes, widely regarded among the most underrated and underused talents in society for many years.
He made his debut in the March 18 edition of AEW Dynamite as the Surprise or “Exalted” chef of The Dark Order. During what would be tragically short with promotion, he challenged Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship and defeated Cody Rhodes to win the TNT Championship.
Our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr. Brodie Lee.