Just 24 hours removed from the shocking death of Jon Huber (Luke Harper/Brodie Lee), details are beginning to sprinkle in on how exactly this all happened. First, it was his wife Amanda who shared the news noting a non-covid lung issue he had been getting treated for. Now we finally have a few more details via Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer. He noted that this has been a concern for the past two months and has been hospitalized since late October – just a few weeks after winning and then losing the TNT Championship.
Those who knew in AEW kept it quiet to respect the family’s privacy, but many had no idea what was going on. According to Meltzer, Jon attempted a work out shortly after his previous match and got “really tired.” In a very sad note, it was said “essentially, his lungs stopped working.” Absolutely heartbreaking to learn of this, as he was JUST wrestling on live television and holding a championship no less. It sucks this literally went from 60 to 0 so quickly.
In the process of mourning, we now know that ProWrestlingTees.com and ShopAEW will be donating any Mr. Brodie Lee sales to his family. Plus, Mick Foley and CM Punk will be donating their own merchandise sales to the Huber family as well – for the next month! Some of these legends make a lot of sweet coin through this website, so that is major. As I wrote about last night, I have no doubt that the donations and help will continue. He was so beloved in WWE, AEW, and during his time on the independent scene. VERY well respected. In the meantime, here are even more tributes from friends, fans, and peers…