In a press release, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) announced on their website that pro-wrestler Jonathan Huber, also known as Brodie Lee, passed away.
Huber had made his debut in AEW on March 18 as the Dark Order stable’s Exalted One. As the leader of the Dark Order, he went under his Brodie Lee ring name in the independent wrestling scene. As Brodie Lee, Huber would have a feud with Jon Moxley over the AEW World Heavyweight Championship. Next, Huber would have a feud with Cody Rhodes for the AEW TNT Championship, which he would win. He would hold the title for 46 days only losing it to Rhodes.
Before AEW, Huber was signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the name Luke Harper. As Harper, he was member of the Wyatt Family stable, along with leader Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan. In the WWE, he was a one-time Intercontinental champion and multiple time tag team champion with Rowan under the Wyatt Family and Bludgeon Brothers.
On December 2019, Huber was released from WWE. Earlier that year, Huber requested his release due to feeling under utilized. However, WWE did not grant Huber his release due to his injury and prolonged his contract.
The AEW staff mentioned that Huber, a tall an intimidating presence, was the very opposite of the character he portrayed in the ring. He was described to be “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.”
AEW concluded that Huber is a “brother, a friend, and one of our own.”
The cause of death has not been announced. Huber is survived by his wife, Amanda, and two children Brodie and Nolan.