WWE legend Brodie Lee dies aged 41 as wife says she’s lost her ‘best friend’

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WWE wrestler Jonathan Huber, also known as Brodie Lee on stage, has died aged 41.

The athlete passed away on Boxing Day and his wife penned an emotional tribute on social media claiming she lost her 'best friend'.

His wife Amanda took to Instagram to share the tragic news saying her 'heart is broken'.

She wrote: "The world saw him as the amazing Brodie Lee (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."

She also said she's been surrounded by "so much love and incredible people".

She added: "He passed surrounded by loved ones after a hard fought battle with a non-Covid related lunch issue.

"The Mayo Clinic is literally the best team of doctors and nurses in the world who surrounded me with constant love."

All Elite Wrestling shared a tribute online as well.

They wrote: "The All Elite Wrestling family is heartbroken.

"In a industry filled with good people, Jon Huber was exceptionally respected and beloved in every way – a fierce and captivating talent, a thoughtful mentor and simply very kind soul that starkly contradicted his persona as Mr Brodie Lee.

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"Jon’s love for his wife Amanda, and children Brodie and Nolan, was evident to all of us who were fortunate to spend time with him, and we send our love and support to his beautiful family, today and always."

The statement continued: "Jon’s popularity among his peers and influence on the wrestling world was worldwide and transcended AEW, so this loss will be felt by many for a long time.

"We were privileged at AEW to call Jon Huber a brother, a friend and one of out own."

Fans took to social media to pay tribute to the wrestler, one wrote: "Absolutely devastated at the loss of Brodie Lee…finally was getting what he deserved in the industry thanks to AEW."

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Another said: RIP Brodie Lee, pro inside and outside the ring. You will be missed."

A third penned on Twitter: "I am stunned and saddened by the loss of Brodie Lee and my deepest condolences to his family and friends."

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