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Doink The Clown

Cause of Death Revealed

Accidental Drug Overdose

7/19/2013 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ex-WWE star Doink the Clown died from a toxic overdose of morphine and hydrocodone ... this according to officials in Collin County, Texas.

TMZ has obtained the autopsy report for Matthew Wade Osborne -- whose body was discovered at his girlfriend's home on June 28.

According to the report, the medical examiner discovered "high levels of the opiates morphine and hydrocodone" in Osborne's system at the time of his death.

FYI -- hydrocodone is the key ingredient of the painkiller Vicodin.

The medical examiner expains, "I am of the opinion that [Osborne], a 55 year old white man, died as a result of toxic effects of opiates."

The ME says Osborne also suffered from heart disease, which was a "significant and contributory factor" in his death.

The former wrestler's body was riddled with scars -- which covered his forehead, both arms and his left knee.

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16.

yeah, I'm way out of line.    

Wait, there's more. Did you hear about the cannibal who passed his friend in the forest?

427 days ago
17.

HngBlkBtm    

silly clown...

427 days ago
18.

tmz addict    

Lost it

427 days ago
19.

KnuckleDragger    

Ya' know, there comes a time in a man's life where he looks in the mirror and does an assessment of himself. Honestly, if I were looking in the mirror and saw this guy...I'd overdose too!

427 days ago
20.

Sephiroth    

Accidental? Did he fall down over a pile of drugs and they got into his system?

427 days ago
21.

Gator    

STOP CALLING IT ACCIDENTAL! The IDIOT did it on purpose!

426 days ago
22.

Denise Krochta    

Not surprising. Check out this interview on my radio show with Sean Morley of WWE http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2011/02/07/addicted-to-addicts-survival-101-%E2%80%93-athletes-pain-drug-abuse/

424 days ago
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