Matthew “Matt” Wade Osborne (July 27, 1957 – June 28, 2013) was an American professional wrestler. Osborne was a second generation wrestler, being son of “Tough” Tony Borne, and is best known as being the first and longest-running wrestler to portray the character of Doink the Clown. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1957.
Doink the Clown is the name and persona originated by professional wrestler Matt Osborne in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and used there from 1992 to 1996, and sporadically thereafter. After Osborne left the WWF in late 1993, the character was played by several wrestlers, both in the WWF (later WWE) and elsewhere. Osborne continued to sporadically perform as Doink until six months before his death in June 2013.
Matt Osborne Cause of Death
Matt Osborne was found dead in a Texas residence. No cause of death has yet been determined. Though no weapons were found near his body, and police have said the death appears accidental, they launched a precautionary homicide investigation. Matt Osborne was 55 years old at the time of his death
Randy Savage vs. Doink The Clown