NEW YORK: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced that its former superstar Jon Huber aka Luke Harper passed away at the of 41 on Sunday.
“WWE is saddened to learn that Jon Huber, known to WWE fans as Luke Harper, passed away today at age 41,” the statement read. “Known as both Luke Harper and Brodie Lee in the ring, Huber found success in every stop of his sports-entertainment career, as his soft spoken yet imposing presence helped him create countless awe-inspiring moments in the ring.”
Harper had an impressive run in the singles division as he went on to defeat Dolph Ziggler for WWE Intercontinental Championship. He then joined forces with Wyatt Family team member Erick Rowan to form the Bludgeon Brothers which won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at Wrestlemania 34.
After making his debut in NXT, Harper joined the Wyatt Family and was involved in gripping storylines against the likes of Kane, Daniel Bryan, The Shield, John Cena and The Usos.
The former sports-entertainer was released from his contract in December last year. He then signed with All-Elite Wrestling (AEW) as Brodie Lee.