Doink The Clown : Pro Wrestler Dies At 55 Jun 29 Click here to read more Read …

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 Championship Wrestling, Osborne made a major impact in WWE under the greasepaint of a prankster 

Doink was portrayed as an evil clown by Osborne, who played cruel jokes on fans and fellow wrestlers. The Doink character continued after Osborne had left the organization. Osborne continued wrestling as Doink and as “Matt Borne” in the ECW and on the 

The police reportedly is investigating the death of Doink the Clown after he was found lifeless by his girlfriend in her Texas apartment.

Osborne, a former Ellwood City resident, was a son of a professional wrestler and reached the pinnacle of his profession as the original Doink the Clown of what was then World Wrestling Federation, now World Wrestling Entertainment. The Toronto Sun 

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 pulling pranks on the other wrestlers all while decked out in full greasepaint and a green wig