Not here to defend Mitchell, though I just read his article and don’t find it as offensive as some here apparently do.
Mitchell does raise the long running issue of how wrestling companies (and wrestling promoters are not the only ones who do this) have a history of not being up-front about the conditions of their talent.
The backdrop that Mitchell brings in is the disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the US. That Florida continued to minimize efforts to slow the spread is well known, and now the results show in the death and hospitalization counts.
Wrestling companies have been lax regarding health measures and that includes AEW (though in regards to COVID they tried to be better than WWE, they were still affected.)
I do not think that the Huber family are obligated to reveal why Brodie Lee died. We should not demand that of them.
When looking at the past few months, many people were wondering where Brodie Lee went, in regards to not being on AEW. I do think that in a time of pandemic that it would have been the right move of AEW to simply announce that Brodie Lee’s absence had nothing to do with COVID-19.