The wrestling world was shocked to learn of the passing of former TNT Champion Brodie Lee (real name Jon Huber) at the age of just 41 last weekend.
Amanda Huber stated at the time that her husband had passed away due to a non-COVID related lung issue, and we are now hearing more details about Huber’s tragic passing.
Speaking on his podcast, Jim Ross stated that he was told that Brodie Lee had a double lung failure, and his condition was so bad that he didn’t qualify for a transplant, here’s exactly what the AEW commentator said on the matter:
“I still don’t know what… I haven’t seen of or heard of an autopsy. All I know is he had double lung failure. His lungs were so bad that he couldn’t qualify for a transplant, so after, as I heard the story, whether it’s totally accurate or not I don’t know, that they took him off his machine to see if he could kick out himself as that’s about the only chance he had. It just obviously didn’t work, so [it’s] a sad time for all of us. Again, he impacted so many of us on our roster that kind of went off the radar and so he’ll be very missed.”
Neither AEW or the Huber family has issued an official statement on the cause of Brodie’s passing, and it’s important to note that Jim Ross is only recalling what he’s been told, and even notes it may not be accurate.
Thanks to Fightful for the transcription.