It’s shocking. WWE wrestler Jon Huber aka Luke Harper is no more. He died of a lung problem unrelated to COVID at the age of 41. Huber’s wife took to Instagram and wrote, “My best friend died today. I never wanted to write these words. My heart is broken. The world has seen it. like the amazing @brodielee (fka Luke Harper) but he was my best friend, husband and greatest dad you ever met. No words can express the love I feel or how broken I am right now. He passed away surrounded by loving ones after an uphill battle with a lung problem unrelated to Covid. ”
WWE wrote in an official statement: “Huber has enjoyed success at every stage of his sports entertainment career as his soft-spoken yet commanding presence has helped him create countless awe-inspiring moments in the ring. After a highly decorated race on the independent circuit, Harper made his NXT debut as a threatening runner for the Wyatt family. Harper had a dominant team led with Rowan that would lay the foundation for future championship success.
The statement further read: “As a member of the Wyatt family, he engaged in heated feuds with Kane, Daniel Bryan, The Shield, John Cena and The Usos. After being released from the family, Harper wrote an impressive singles run that culminated in Dolph Ziggler’s victory for the Intercontinental Championship. Harper & Rowan went on to compose The Bludgeon Brothers and set out on a path of destruction which was evidenced by a SmackDown Tag Team Title win in a Triple Threat match at WrestleMania 34. ”
Many wrestlers have taken to social media to mourn her loss.
“An incredible talent …
Best human being, husband and father, ”wrote Triple H.
“Totally devastated by the loss of Jon ‘Luke / Brodie’, such a great talent and awesome human being! RIP my brother HH,” Hulk Hogan wrote.
“Our whole fellowship and industry is crying tonight. In addition to his incredible passion and talent, Jon was above all a great man, who loved his family more than words can tell. Please keep them in your thoughts. I’ll see you later, Brother #RIPBrodieLee, ”Drew McIntyre wrote.
Here’s a look at the reactions:
Our whole fellowship and industry is crying tonight. In addition to his incredible passion and talent, Jon was above all a great man, who loved his family more than words can tell. Please keep them in your thoughts. I’ll see you on the road, brother ♥ ️ #RIPBrodieLee pic.twitter.com/DvTNr3Vo4g
– Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) December 27, 2020
An incredible talent …
Best human being, husband and father. https://t.co/wc2080Ziar
– Triple H (@TripleH) December 27, 2020
Totally devastated by the loss of Jon “Luke / Brodie”, such a great talent and an awesome human being! RIP my brother HH
– Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) December 27, 2020
I am in total shock. Prayers to Amanda and their boys during this time. I can not believe. Rest in peace Jon ?? https://t.co/j7vQM3GCVO
– Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) December 27, 2020
That his soul rests in peace.