We are sad to report that AEW star Brodie Lee (Jon Huber) has passed away. The news broke via AEW’s Twitter account. There is no word on the cause of death. Lee had a resurgence this year after leaving WWE, where he played the role of Luke Harper. After signing with AEW in February, he was immediately put in a leadership role in charge of the Dark Order stable. Lee had not appeared on AEW TV in several weeks and his status was being kept a secret. We send our deepest condolences to Lee’s family.
UPDATE: His wife said on Instagram that her husband passed away from an illness.
AEW issued the following statement:
“The All Elite Wrestling family is heartbroken. In an industry filled with good people, Jon Huber was exceptionally respected and beloved in every way – a fierce and captivating talent, a thoughtful mentor and simply a very kind soul that starkly contradicted his persona as Mr. Brodie Lee.
Jon’s love for his wife Amanda, and children Brodie and Nolan, was evident to all of us who were fortunate to spend time with him, and we send our love and support to his beautiful family, today and always. Jon’s popularity among his peers and influence on the wrestling world was worldwide and transcended AEW, so this loss will be felt by many for a long time.
We were privileged at AEW to call Jon Huber a brother, a friend and one of our own. ”
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 27, 2020