Professional wrestler Brodie Lee dies age 41 of non-COVID-19 lung disease

According to his wife, the wrestler died "surrounded by loved ones," and many of his colleagues quickly took to social media to mourn his passing.

Professional wrestler Jon Huber, better known as AEW's Brodie Lee. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Professional wrestler Jon Huber, better known as AEW's Brodie Lee.
(photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
 Professional wrestler Jon Huber, better known by his stage name Brodie Lee, has passed away at the age of 41, All Elite Wrestling, which he wrestled for, announced in an official statement over social media.
According to his wife Amanda Huber, the wrestler died "surrounded by love ones after a hard fought battle with a non-[COVID-19] related lung issue," she said in a post on Instagram.
Huber made his name in the independent wrestling scene, wrestling for promotions like Dragon Gate and Combat Zone Wrestling, but made his first major debut working for WWE as Luke Harper, finding success in the Wyatt Family stable and in the Bludgeon Brothers tag team. After his release, he was signed by AEW and quickly became one of their top stars, becoming a major fixture of their weekly television show AEW Dynamite and heading the popular villainous stable, the Dark Order. However, he had been kept off the show for weeks.
Following the announcement of Huber's death, several of his colleagues from both AEW, WWE and more took to social media to mourn his loss.
"I’m devastated by the loss of Jon Huber, known to fans as Mr. Brodie Lee, formerly Luke Harper," AEW CEO Tony Khan said over Twitter.
"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.
"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," AEW CBO Brandie Rhodes tweeted.
"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."
"I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of @ThisBrodieLee who was a a dear friend to so many of us," WWE's Natalia Neidhart tweeted.
"He was an amazing husband and a devoted father. His love for his family was immeasurable."
"When long trips away from home made me miss my wife and daughter, you always made it a little easier," recalled AEW's Dax.
"Great wrestler, but perfect family man. I’ll make sure Amanda, Brodie and Nolan always know how much they meant to you. I loved being your friend. Rest In Peace, Jon.
"Totally devastated over the loss of Jon 'Luke/Brodie,'” wrestling legend Hulk Hogan tweeted. "Such a great talent and awesome human being!"
"The world has lost a great one," eulogized WWE's Kevin Owens.
"One of the absolute best. In every way."