Jon Huber, known through his professional wrestling career with All Elite Wrestling and WWE as Brodie Lee and Luke Harper, respectively, died at the age of 41, according to a press release sent out by All Elite Wrestling on Saturday.
Over the course of an 18-year career in the industry, Huber built a reputation as not only one of the most dynamic “big-man” wrestlers at a billed 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds, but also one of the most universally respected individuals in a variety of locker rooms.
His peers in the wrestling world put out messages of remembrance upon hearing the news of his death.
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
Amazing talent ….
Better human being, husband and father. https://t.co/wc2080Ziar
— Triple H (@TripleH) December 27, 2020
Was a true honor every time we locked horns. You were a damn great man, husband and father. This stings. You will be sorely missed Jon. I will always remember out times together. #RIPBrodie #RIPJonHuber pic.twitter.com/8o8haKexNh
— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) December 27, 2020
This was my Bday, which I share with Doc. Brodie & Miro photobombed us & we all shared a great laugh.
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
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) 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
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
I don’t have the words. #RIPBrodieLee May God send his beautiful family as much strength as possible.
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) December 27, 2020
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
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
We love you Brodie.
— Young Bucks® (@youngbucks) December 27, 2020
He was there when I won my first ever title in Japan along with so many other moments we got to have overseas. We spent a lot of time there with @WWEApollo, Rich Swann and @BASTARDPAC. You don’t meet many people as genuinely nice has he is. Love you Brodie. pic.twitter.com/GCOJpBqAc4
— Pretty Ricky (@KingRicochet) 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
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
The world has lost a great one.
One of the absolute best.
In every way. #RIPBrodieLee
— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) December 27, 2020
I consider myself lucky to have shared the ring, the car for long rides from town to town, and to have been around his wife and children. This one hurts in so many ways. The world lost a wonderful person today. pic.twitter.com/v52h15fDFy
— THE KING (@BaronCorbinWWE) 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
A big man among men inside the ring & more importantly, outside of the ring. Absolutely Beloved
— Nic Nemeth (@HEELZiggler) December 27, 2020
I can not, even begin to say how I feel about the loss of Huber/Harper…..
I have been blessed, to work with the GREATEST TALENT EVER!!
Huber/Harper, was definitely, one of those that qualified as one of those TALENTS!!
— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) December 27, 2020
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) December 27, 2020
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
Devastating. You were wonderful in every way. Thank you for being you. #RIPBrodie
— Adam Cole (@AdamColePro) December 27, 2020
I love and miss you Jon. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me and my family. We all love you so very much. You were such a great man. It’s been my pleasure and privilege to know and work with you. Your family is our family now. We will watch over them. Rest now friend. 💔 https://t.co/aJ3TUntfoH
— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) December 27, 2020
Rest in Paradise to a beautiful, kind soul.💔 https://t.co/qfYpRYqFMf
— ♥ Sonny Kiss ♥ (@SonnyKissXO) December 27, 2020
— HIKARU SHIDA 志田 光 (@shidahikaru) 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
— Robert Roode (@RealRobertRoode) December 27, 2020
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
— Tony Schiavone (@tonyschiavone24) December 27, 2020
So much pain comes with losing someone like Jon. But everywhere I look, I see an entire industry paying respect and showing love to him. That alone shows what an incredible man he was. #RIPBrodieLee pic.twitter.com/1QZbUqSS61
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) December 27, 2020
Every kind word you read about him is true.
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
— I|I essential character I|I (@therealec3) December 27, 2020