Jonathan Huber, known to the wrestling world as Brodie Lee in AEW and Luke Harper in the WWE, has died.

He was 41 years old.

Huber leaves behind his wife, former professional wrestler Amanda (Synndy Synn), and their two sons Brodie who is eight and Nolan who is three.

His wife revealed the tragic news on Instagram today.

My best friend died today.

I never wanted to write out those words. My heart is broken. The world saw him as the amazing @brodielee (FKA: Luke Harper) but he was my best friend, my husband, and the greatest father you would ever meet. No words can express the love I feel or how broken I am right now. He passed surrounded by love ones after a hard fought battle with a non-COVID related lung issue. The @mayoclinic is literally the best team of doctors and nurses in the world who surrounded me with constant love.

On top of that, I can’t express my love and admiration for the way @allelitewrestling has treated not only my husband but myself and my kids. @margaret.stalvey @meghalegalgirl10 @americannightmarecody @thebrandirhodes @nickjacksonyb @mattjackson13 @kennyomegamanx @tonyrkhan and the rest of the team at AEW have helped keep me standing and pick up all the broken pieces.

I’ve been surrounded by so much love and incredible people I can’t tag them all but they know who they are and I don’t think they will ever know how thankful I am for them.

AEW also confirmed the news on Twitter in a post honoring him.

Huber, a big man with extraordinary agility in the ring, debuted for CHIKARA back in 2007 and joined the WWE/NXT roster in 2012 as Luke Harper, a member of the Wyatt Family. Erik Rowan also became part of the family and eventually the entire stable was moved to the main roster.

A special night came in June 2017, when he had his first match as a WWE wrestler in his hometown of Rochester, New York. Photographer Joseph Hrycych was there to capture the moment for SlamWrestling, and filed this story/gallery: Luke Harper’s big night in Rochester.

While Harper and Rowan won the NXT Tag Team Championships, he and the Wyatt Family (including Randy Orton at the time) would also go on to win the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship twice.

Brodie Lee as the TNT champion. Courtesy: AEW.

His biggest individual accomplishment in the WWE was when he won the Intercontinental Championship from Dolph Ziggler in November of 2014. He would lose it back to Ziggler at Table, Ladders and Chairs in December of 2014.

After leaving the Wyatt Family and floundering with Rowan as the The Bludgeon Brothers, Huber left the WWE and debuted in AEW in 2020 as the mysterious leader of the Dark Order faction calling himself Mr. Brodie Lee. As Lee, Huber convincingly defeated Cody on the August 13th edition of Dynamite to become the AEW TNT Champion. Huber lost the title back to Cody on October 7 of the same year.

Once the news became public, many fans and professionals in the industry expressed their shock and sadness over the loss.

Top Photo: Joe Hrycych,

Brodie Lee / Luke Harper photo gallery

Luke Harper’s big night in Rochester