Pro Wrestler Jon Huber known as Luke Harper and Broodie Lee in the ring has passed away at the age of 41 on Sunday.
According to Daily Mail, The WWE star died after battling with a non-COVID-related lung issue at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, after taking a leave of absence from wrestling over an undisclosed medical issue.
His wife Amanda also known by her wrestling persona Synndy Synn whom he married in 2008, took to Instagram to pay tribute to the father of their two sons.
Amanda wrote: ‘My best friend died today. I never wanted to write out those words. My heart is broken. The world saw him as the amazing @brodielee (fka Luke Harper) but he was my best friend, my husband, and the greatest father you would ever meet. No words can express the love I feel or how broken I am right now.
‘He passed surrounded by love ones after a hard fought battle with a non Covid related lung issue. The @mayoclinic is literally the best team of doctors and nurses in the world who surrounded me with constant love.’
She went ahead to thank the All Elite Wrestling where Jonathan began wrestling for how they ‘treated not only my husband but myself and my kids.’
‘The team at AEW have helped keep me standing and pick up all the broken pieces.’
She added: ‘I’ve been surrounded by so much love and incredible people I can’t tag them all but they know who they are and I don’t think they will ever know how thankful I am for them.’
During his career, Jon Huber won the Tag Team titles twice while also winning the Intercontinental Championship during his run in the WWE. After joining AEW, he won the AEW TNT Championship.