Amanda Huber, widow of the late Brodie Lee, has spoken emotionally of the last time she was able to speak to her husband and how she knew at that point his time had come.
Jon Huber was known to the wrestling world as either Brodie Lee or Luke Harper depending on which promotion you saw him wrestle in. He passed away of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on 26th December 2020.
Posting on social media, Amanda Huber has reflected on the final few weeks of Brodie Lee’s life, and how 22nd November is the significant date that she felt she lost him. Although he was alive for a further month, that was the last time she spoke to him.
One year ago Iost him.
I know what you might be thinking… He died on December 26th. Why is November 22nd relevant?
November 22nd was the last time he was awake. The last time i was able to look into his eyes. The last time he attempted to talk to me. He cried and told me how scared he was. It was the last time he told me he loved me.
After days of promising progress and hope, it was all washed away. The crash. The re-sedation. The follow up surgeries.
I knew that day he was gone.
Everyone around me said to keep fighting and keep hoping.
Deep in my soul I knew.
I’ve never wanted so badly to be wrong about something.
I spent the next several weeks praying for a miracle.
Miracles come in different forms I guess.
I’m alive and every day I am grateful for the air in my lungs and the heartbeat in my chest.
I miss you. Every. Single. Day.
Huber went on to comment on how being so open about her grief has been a coping mechanism, and people should seek help at the times they need it.
Thoughts and advice for today. pic.twitter.com/Q4s9BrJptJ
— Amanda (@MandaLHuber) November 23, 2021
Brodie Lee began wrestling in 2003, before coming to prominence in the WWE in 2012 and becoming a member of The Wyatt Family. During his time as Luke Harper he was a one-time Intercontinental Champion and a multi-time Tag Team Champion, before leaving the organisation in December 2019.
Lee went on to join AEW and become a TNT Champion, winning the belt from Cody Rhodes before losing it back to him in his final match before his passing.