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Doink the Clown

Pro Wrestler Dies at 55

6/28/2013 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_bar3:15 PM PT  TMZ has learned police in Plano, Texas ... where Doink's body was found ... have launched a homicide investigation.

However, sources tell us, the investigation is really just a matter of following S.O.P. -- and that all early indications are his death was accidental.

No weapons were found on the scene. An autopsy is pending.
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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.

Details about Doink's death are unclear at this point -- but his girlfriend reportedly found him dead in her home ... where he'd been staying lately.

After leaving the WWE, he continued wrestling for ECW and independent leagues ... still sporting the clown costume.

More recently, he's been attending wrestling conventions and doing autograph sessions with fans.

Doink was 55.

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57 COMMENTS

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

At least it wasn't Bozo.

396 days ago
2.

bart    

Sad day in the Clown community

396 days ago
3.

bart    

sad day for his brother Bozo

396 days ago
4.

Rob Thehammerfist    

Poor Clown he LOVEd to listen to MetalHeadRadio.Com

396 days ago
5.

August    

Has Crusty been alerted?

396 days ago
6.

Guest    

Wrong picture. The photo is of Ray Apollo, and Matt Borne (the original Doink) is the one who died. http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/163/790/4829480_display_image.jpg?1267055097

396 days ago
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billybob    

Hewastofat

396 days ago
8.

Beau222    

This is the first time TMZ says dies at ## usually its Dead at ##

396 days ago
9.

Shane    

DOINK!

396 days ago
10.

hollowx    

Doink the clown used to be sick back in the day. He had a true passion as character that fought hard for comedy. He will be missed.

396 days ago
11.

smurfya    

Rock, are you paying attention?

396 days ago
12.

verlinda    

R.I.P.

396 days ago
13.

Donka Do Ball    

Didn't he hide bodies in the crawlspace after butt raping them ? No... that was that other clown,
John Wayne Juggalo.

396 days ago
14.

★★★★ Lindsay Speaks The Truth ★★★★    

Clowns Are Creepy.


Epically This One.

396 days ago
15.

wtf    

the first time i saw this clown on the WWF i turned wrestling off and i didnt watch it again for about 10 years.

396 days ago
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