Matthew Wade Osborne, a.k.a. Matt Borne, passed away today at the age of 55. He was living with his girlfriend, who found him dead this morning. No other details are known as of yet.

Osborne most famously wrestled as the original Doink the Clown in the WWF. He also competed as Big Josh in WCW, and faced Ricky Steamboat at the first WrestleMania. has an article on Osborne's passing at this link.

We would like to offer our condolences to Osborne's family and friends during this difficult time.

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