Professional wrestler John Hopper passed away on Saturday at the age of 41, according to the championships he worked with and his family.
His wife, Amanda, wrote on Instagram that Hopper, known to fans of both Brody Lee and Luke Harper, had died of “a lung problem not related to Covid” and was receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic.
“My best friend died today,” she wrote on Saturday. “There are no words to express the love I feel or how broken I am right now.”
“Hopper has achieved success at every stage of his sporting entertainment career, with his soft and graceful presence helping him create amazing moments in the ring,” WWE wrote in a statement on Saturday marking his death. “WWE extends its condolences to Hopper’s family, friends and fans.”
All Elite Wrestling also expressed condolences to the stellar wrestler family, saying, “In an industry full of good people, John Hopper has been exceptionally respected and loved in everything.”
Condolences and memorials from across the wrestling world started pouring in on social media:
Hopper left behind two sons, Brody and Nolan, who was with Amanda Hopper, who is also a wrestler known as Synndy Synn.