T mehe wrestling world is mourning another heartbreaking loss after the death of All Elite Wrestling star Brodie Lee.
The star – who also performed under the name Luke Harper in World Wrestling Entertainment before leaving in December 2019 – has died aged 41 following a non-Covid-related lung issue, Metro.co.uk, reports.
Shortly after the announcement of his death, legends and his contemporaries have paid their respects.
Hulk Hogan tweeted: ‘Totally devastated over the loss of Jon “Luke/Brodie”, such a great talent and awesome human being! RIP my brother HH (sic)’
Although John Cena is yet to offer a statement, he shared a captionless photo of them wrestling each other on his Instagram account.
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley wrote: “I just heard the news about the death of Jon Huber, an awful day for wrestling fans. Just two years ago, my son Hughie dressed up as Luke Harper for Halloween. He was a great worker and a doting father. A huge loss for everyone who loves wrestling.”
Meanwhile, AEW boss Tony Khan – who signed him to the promotion following his WWE release – admitted he was ‘devastated’ by the news.
He said, “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 and their sons Brodie and Nolan. He loved wrestling and was great at it, he loved the fans. Please keep him in your hearts.”
WWE bosses Triple H and Stephanie McMahon both also paid their respects to the late wrestler, who held the Intercontinental Title and three tag team championships with the company.
Triple H wrote: “Amazing talent, better human being, husband and father.” His wife Stephanie added: “I’m so deeply sorry for the loss of Jon Huber. We bonded off the love of our children. He was a true family man. #RIPBrodieLee (sic)”
Randy Orton – who teamed with Lee during his stint in the Wyatt Family – tweeted: “I don’t have the words. #RIPBrodieLee May God send his beautiful family as much strength as possible.”