Huber was better known by his ring name Luke Harper in the WWE and Mr Brodie Lee in AEW. He died of Lung complications
Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Jon Huber, commonly known as Luke Harper, died at the age of 41 on Sunday. His wife Synndy Synn took to Instagram to share the news with the fans. She said that Huber died of a non covid related lung issue. He worked with the WWE for many years until he quit in December of 2019 and joined All Elite Wrestling (AEW) earlier this year, making his debut in March. Both WWE and AEW paid tribute to the late wrestler on social media.
During his tenure with the WWE, his accomplishments included winning the NXT Championship, The Intercontinental Championship, and was Tag Team champion of the Smackdown brand along with his in-ring family member Erick Rowan (Joeseph Rudd) and once with the Viper, Randy Orton. In the AEW he won the TNT Championship in August. Tributes poured in from around the wrestling world remember Jon as an amazing professional and even greater family man.
Jon Huber(Luke Harper) Dies of Lung Issues aged 41
His former partner and Wyatt Family member Braun Strowman tweeted, “I’m at a loss for words!!!!! #RestWellBrother” alongside a picture of the stable in their early days
Former World Heavyweight champion Sheamus expressed his condolences saying, “Jon was an awesome human being. He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him. A great man and even better husband & father. There are so many broken hearts tonight. Thank you for the great memories brother. #RipBrodieLee“
The WWE released a statement on his death saying, “WWE is saddened to learn that Jon Huber, known to WWE fans as Luke Harper, passed away today at age 41. WWE extends its condolences to Huber’s family, friends and fans.” AEW left a heartfelt message for Mr Brodie Lee where they said they were “Proud to call Huber a brother, a Friend and one of their own.
The Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development and formerly known as The Game, Triple H also took to Twitter to highlight Huber’s personal character rather than his in-ring achievements. “Amazing talent …. Better human being, husband, and father.” read the tweet.
Huber was 41 and died on non-covid-19 related lung issues.