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Matt Osborne (AKA Doink the Clown) Cause of Death Revealed to be a Drug Overdose

Credit – F4WOnline The autopsy for Matt Wade Osborne, better known as Matt Borne, Big Josh and the original Doink the Clown, reported his death was from an accidental drug overdose and that he was suffering from heart problems. That had been largely expeted.  The medical examiner noted high levels of morphine and hydrocodone (Vicodin) in his system according to a report, which...
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

BoredWrestlingFan Radio Episode 81 – Matt Borne Tribute

Texas Wrestling Hall of Fame founder David Fuller and inductees James Beard and Black Bart join us via the phone lines to pay tribute to their fallen friend, “Maniac” Matt Borne.  Doc Knight of Original Stampede Wrestling drops in to say a few words as well.  The BWF Radio crew sit quietly at the learning tree as these legends of professional wrestling talk about the business...
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July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Autopsy On Matt Borne Complete – Details

TMZ reports that the autopsy on Matt “Doink the Clown” Borne has been completed and officials are expecting results in a matter of days. A homicide investigation was launched into his death, which happened on Friday in Plano, Texas. However, a source said the death was “accidental”, and wouldn’t reveal if investigators thought drugs were involved. The Plano Police Department...
Via WZR Online
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Doink the Clown of WWE Fame Found Dead in Plano, Texas at Age 55

The original wrestler who played Doink the Clown was found dead in Plano, Texas on Friday. Matt Osborne was found by his girlfriend, according to multiple reports. He was 55 years old. TMZ is reporting that police have launched a homicide investigation, but that they’re just following standard operating procedure. It appears Osborne’s death was accidental, according to TMZ. Osborne...
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt ‘Doink’ Borne’s Death Appears Accidental

UPDATE x 3: TMZ reports that police in Plano Texas have launched a homicide investigation in the matter of Matt Osborne’s death. However, sources say that this is just a matter of following process and that everything thus far indicates an accidental death. As odd as it sounds, this is normal for the investigation to be labeled “homicide” at the beginning. UPDATE x 2:
Via WZR Online
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

TMZ Picks Up The Passing Of Matt ‘Doink’ Borne

UPDATE x 2: has posted a story on the death of Matt “Doink the Clown” Borne. Numerous other media outlets are starting to pick up on the story as well and that will continue over the weekend. Here is the article: Ex-WWE star Doink the Clown — a hugely popular wrestler in the ’90s — was found dead today in Texas. Doink, real name Matt Osborne, was known for...
Via WZR Online
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Doink the Clown dead at 56

Professional wrestling is known for its characters' gimmicks. Some work, while others are regrettable and forgettable. One of the more bizarre characters that somehow took off was that of Doink the Clown, who started out with a seriously twisted side and eventually morphed back and forth as wrestling personalities do. The Toronto Sun reports that Matt Borne, aka Doink the Clown...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

WWE Issues Statement On The Passing Of Matt Borne

UPDATE: We reported this afternoon that Matt Osborne, who originally portrayed Doink the Clown on WWE programming in the early-1990′s, was found dead today by his girlfriend. WWE has issued a statement regarding his passing. “Reports indicate that Matt Osborne, aka the original Doink the Clown, has passed away. A rugged brawler in promotions like Mid-South Wrestling and World...
Via WZR Online
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Matt Borne, The Original Doink the Clown, Found Dead at 56 Years Old

Matt Osbourne, who is better known as “Maniac” Matt Borne, Big Josh and the original Doink the Clown in the WWF, has passed away. Details on his passing are still developing. Osbourne was found this morning in Texas by his girlfriend. He would have turned 57 next month. We would like to express our deepest condolences to Osbourne’s friends, family and fans during this sad time.  
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-WCW Valet Doing Adult Webcam Shows, More Birthdays

- Shannon Moore turns 33-years old Friday while Matt Borne, the original Doink the Clown, turns 55. - Tylene Buck, who appeared as valet/wrestler Major Gunns for World Championship Wrestling in 2000 and 2001, is doing nude webcam shows. She appears under the name Tyler Buck and is promoting herself as a former WCW star. Though she is 40-years-old, she lists herself as 27. EXCLUSIVE...
Via Ring Side News
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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