The world of wrestling is mourning another heartbreaking loss following the death of All Elite Wrestling star Brodie Lee.
The star, who also performed under the name Luke Harper at World Wrestling Entertainment before leaving in December 2019, died at 41 after a lung problem unrelated to Covid, reports Metro.co.uk.
Shortly after the announcement of his death, the legends and his contemporaries have paid their respects.
Hulk Hogan tweeted: ‘Totally devastated by the loss of Jon “Luke / Brodie”, a great talent and an amazing human being! RIP my brother HH (sic) ‘
Although John Cena has yet to offer a statement, he shared a photo without captions of them fighting each other on his Instagram account.
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley wrote: “I just heard the news of Jon Huber’s death, a terrible day for wrestling fans. Just two years ago, my son Hughie dressed up as Luke Harper for Halloween. He was a hard worker and a loving father. A great loss to everyone who loves wrestling. “
Meanwhile, AEW boss Tony Khan, who hired him for promotion after his release to WWE, admitted he was “ devastated ” by the news.
He said: “I am devastated by the loss of Jon Huber, known to fans as Mr. Brodie Lee, formerly Luke Harper. Jon was a great man. His family came first, his loving wife Amanda and his children Brodie and Nolan. He loved wrestling and he was great at it, he loved the fans. Please keep it in your heart “
WWE bosses Triple H and Stephanie McMahon also paid their respects to the late fighter, who held the intercontinental title and three tag team championships with the company.
Triple H wrote: “Amazing talent, best human being, husband and father.” His wife Stephanie added: “I am deeply sorry for the loss of Jon Huber. We join in the love of our children. He was a true family man. #RIPBrodieLee (sic) “
Randy Orton, who was associated with Lee during his tenure with the Wyatt family, tweeted: “I don’t have the words. #RIPBrodieLee May God send as much strength as possible to his beautiful family. “