Matt Borne (Osbourne) who was most famous for playing the original WWF Doink The Clown character has passed away at the age of 56. He was found earlier today in Texas by his girlfriend, but specifics are still unknown.
Fans will best know him as the 90s comedy and scarier heel version of the character, though he has wrestled under various gimmicks since the late 70s – including Matt Bourne, and Big Josh in WCW, where he won the United States Tag Team Championship with Ron Simmons and the World Six-Man Tag Team Championship with Dustin Rhodes and Tom Zenk.
Osbourne also appeared in the original ECW as Doink in 1994 with the storyline that he’d become bitter with the clown character and had become “Borne Again”
His last legitimate WWE appearance as Doink came on the December 10, 2007, RAW 15th Anniversary – where he wrestled in the Legends Battle Royal.