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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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maintboy    

in mcsellyour soul mans arena thats natural causes

439 days ago
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6one9    

Don't ````DO DRUGS```kids!

439 days ago
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Jeems    

I am not trying to be mean but clowns scare the crap out of me. I am sorry this dude died but that is one less clown to frighten me. Now if those insane Clown possey rappers would croak then all would be right in the world. oh, and that clown Kanya.

439 days ago
4.

spader    

Haha???

439 days ago
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Ted Frunk    

"...a 55 year old white man..."

Oh, I was thinking they meant the black Doink the Clown.

When can a man just be a man?

439 days ago
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mike53051    

WTF...WHO!!!

439 days ago
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August    

The 12-Step religious AA/NA cult Treatment Industry's "HIGHER POWER" sure is failing a lot of people.

439 days ago
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Angie    

Everyone should stop saying "accidental drug overdose". When you put that crap into your body, you know there is a possibility of dying from it. That is no accident. Maybe if the media stopped with this wording, it wouldn't be make them martyrs for children.

439 days ago
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Angie    

So sorry PB but for the moment skydiving isn't illegal. Drugs are!.

439 days ago
10.

Stu    

This is a sports post? Didn't know acting like your wrestling was a sport.

439 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

No such thing as an "accidental" recreational drug overdose. You're on drugs, azzhole...what are you, an alchemist? You're a drug overdose waiting to happen.

439 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

shocker a wrestler od'ed on drugs

439 days ago
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Angie    

Read the article PB. It said high levels of morphine and hydrocodone. Obviously he misused them. As prescribed, they wouldn't have killed him.

439 days ago
14.

D-INCARNATION    

I have a feeling the current roster may feel a little blow back from this..........

439 days ago
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yeah, I'm way out of line.    

So these two cannibals are eating a clown and one of them looks at the other one and says,"does this taste funny to you?"

439 days ago
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