(WTAJ) — One of the best “big men” of this generation, Jon Huber, has died at the age of 41.
Huber, better known as Brodie Lee to many AEW fans, and also as Luke Harper of the Wyatt Family in WWE passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, his wife posted on Instagram. He suffered a hard-fought battle with a non-COVID-19 related lung issue.
Brodie Lee, who took his wrestling name from the cult classic film Mallrats, began his professional wrestling career in the early 2000s. He paved his way through the independent scene, Japan, and Chikara. He signed his contract with the “big dogs” and joined the WWE roster in 2012.
As Luke Harper, Huber found fame and more experience. Eventually, he broke away from Bray Wyatt and Erik Rowan (The Wyatt Family) and he saw success when he became the WWE Intercontinental Champion in 2014.
Fast forward to 2020 and after his departure from the WWE, he joined All Elite Wrestling(AEW) where he became the mastermind behind The Dark Order.
Huber, as Brodie Lee, would see great success with AEW as he beat Cody Rhodes to claim the AEW TNT Championship. He held it for 46 days, as AEW records show.