Becky Lynch Posts An Emotional Message After The Unfortunate Demise of Brodie Lee

Published 12/27/2020, 6:30 AM EST


The day after Christmas, the wrestling world woke up to a nightmare. Noted WWE and AEW superstar Brodie Lee (fka Luke Harper) has passed away. After the initial shock of the news, tributes and consolation from all over the world started pouring in.

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Former WWE Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch, shared a close relationship with Brodie Lee (real name Jonathan Huber). ‘The Man’ posted a long heartfelt message on her Instagram account following the unfortunate news.

 

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Lynch looked back on her times with Huber and wrote, “He was beloved by all in the locker room and was an absolute blast to be around. He was an incredible friend who always made you laugh and talked me off the ledge when I was struggling more times than I could count.”

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 04: (L-R) Ivy Rivera, Shad Gaspard, Luke Harper, Sarah Lai Wah Green, and Lio Rush attend Wale’s 5th Annual WaleMania at Sony Hall on April 4, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

One of the most interesting things that we see in the tributes for Lee is that each of them talks about his love for his family. Lynch continued that trend as she said, “Of all the wonderful things about him, most importantly, he was the most loving and devoted husband and father. My heart goes out to his family that he adored so much.”

Lynch recently gave birth to a baby girl. As a new mother, her heart weeped for Huber’s family, especially his two kids.

Brodie Lee passed away because of lung diseases

After the heartbreaking news of Huber’s passing came, many wondered whether it was becaus of COVID. Lee was out of in-ring action since October.

However, Huber’s wife Amanda revealed in an Instagram post that Huber passed away “after a hard-fought battle with a non-Covid related lung issue.”

She went on to thank the AEW management. She is heartbroken, but people around her are helping her in overcoming this trial.

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Soon after the news broke, AEW posted an official statement where they said, “Jon’s popularity among his peers and influence on the wrestling world was worldwide and transcended AEW, so the loss will be felt by many for a long time.”

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AEW was obviously referring to WWE and his other wrestling ventures. As wrestling fans, we send our thoughts and prayers to his family. R.I.P Brodie Lee.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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