Wrestling star Jon Huber, known as Brodie Lee, dies of non-COVID-19 lung issue
Jon Huber joined AEW from WWE in 2020. (Photo by Johnny Nunez / WireImage)
Jon Huber, the wrestling star known as Luke Harper and also as Brodie Lee to WWE fans, has died, AEW announced on Saturday. He was 41 years old.
Huber's wife, Amanda, later confirmed her husband's death, revealing that he died surrounded by loved ones after a battle with a lung problem that was not COVID-19. She praised the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for their competent care.
Huber had traveled extensively in his career, joining WWE in 2012 from independent and local circuits such as Chikara, Squared Circle Wrestling and even Dragon Gate in Tokyo.
Huber first fought under the name Brodie Lee, adopted the nickname Luke Harper at WWE, and soon found success as a member of the Wyatt Family. He has won titles such as the NXT Tag Team Championship and the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship. He also won the WWE Intercontinental Championship in 2014.
Amid frustration at the lack of use by WWE, Huber filed for his release last year and made his AEW debut shortly after receiving it. He eventually won the AEW TNT Championship and was one of the most popular promotional wrestlers until his death.
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