Brodie Lee, the previous WWE wrestler also called Luke Harper, has tragically handed away, aged simply 41.
Born Jonathan Huber in New York state, his demise was introduced on social media by his spouse, Amanda Huber.
“My finest buddy died right this moment,” she wrote. “I by no means needed to write down out these phrases. My coronary heart is damaged.
“The world noticed him because the superb @brodielee (fka Luke Harper) however he was my finest buddy, my husband, and the best father you’ll ever meet.
“No phrases can categorical the love I really feel or how damaged I’m proper now. He handed surrounded by love ones after a tough fought battle with a non Covid associated lung difficulty. The @mayoclinic is actually the perfect staff of docs and nurses on the planet who surrounded me with fixed love.
“On high of that, I can’t categorical my love and admiration for the best way @allelitewrestling has handled not solely my husband however myself and my youngsters.
“@margaret.stalvey @meghalegalgirl10 @americannightmarecody @thebrandirhodes @nickjacksonyb @mattjackson13 @kennyomegamanx @tonyrkhan and the remainder of the staff at AEW have helped preserve me standing and decide up all of the damaged items.
“I’ve been surrounded by a lot love and unimaginable folks I can’t tag all of them however they know who they’re and I don’t suppose they’ll ever know the way grateful I’m for them.”
Huber labored for over a decade on the impartial circuit below the Brodie Lee identify, earlier than signing with WWE in 2012 and taking the identify Luke Harper.
He turned the corporate’s Intercontinental Champion in 2014, and departed WWE in 2019 to hitch AEW earlier this 12 months.