“I Will Always Miss Him”: Tony Khan Pens Heartfelt Tribute to Deceased Ex-WWE & AEW Star on Anniversary of His Passing

Published 12/27/2023, 4:30 AM EST

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Tony Khan recently shared a heartfelt homage to one of his former employees on his death anniversary. The deceased superstar worked in AEW for around seven months. But even in such little time, Khan had recognized the true potential of the late star. Unfortunately, the superstar couldn’t live much longer to exhibit more of his talent to the world.

The superstar in question here is none other than Mr. Brodie Lee (who went by the name Luke Harper in WWE). He died on December 26, three years ago in 2020. On the day of his passing, the AEW President remembered him and shared an emotional message on social media.

“I was fortunate to work with him,” Tony Khan said


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Yesterday on 26 December, Tony Khan went to his official Instagram account and shared a photo of Lee (whose real name is Jonathan Huber). In the photo, the talented star can be seen sitting backstage and munching on chicken nuggets from Zaxby’s.


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Sharing the picture, Khan in the caption wrote, “3 years ago today, Jon Huber, or Mr. Brodie Lee, ascended.
Everyone who crossed paths with Jon shared the belief that he is a great man who loves his amazing family above all + he also loves wrestling. I was fortunate to work with him, and like so many, I will always miss him.”


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Khan emphasized how good-natured Lee was and also disclosed he was a family man. Pouring his heart out, he penned a beautiful message where he wrote about how much he misses the former WWE and AEW superstar who died young.

The shocking demise of Mr. Brodie Lee


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Death is a part of life. But when someone dies young, it’s a hard pill to swallow. Such was the case with Lee. He died at the age of 41 due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It is a rare condition that causes the continuous thickening of lung tissue, leading to the inability of the lungs to function.

His death was so sudden that it left the wrestling universe in utter shock. Wrestlers and fans alike couldn’t wrap their heads around the news of his sudden demise. Speaking of shocking deaths, Lee’s former stable mate from the Wyatt family in WWE, Bray Wyatt, also shared a similar fate.


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Just like Lee, Wyatt also left the world too soon, just at the age of 36. The cause of his death was a heart attack, which was exacerbated by COVID-19. What do you think of Khan’s heartfelt tribute to Lee? Share your thoughts with us. We would love to hear from you.

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