Matt Osborne, The Original Doink The Clown, Dead At Age 56; WWE Issues Statement

WWE has issued the following statement:

Reports indicate that Matt Osborne, aka Doink the Clown, has passed away. A rugged brawler in promotions like Mid-South Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling, Osborne made a major impact in WWE under the greasepaint of a prankster named Doink — one of the most enduring personas of the early ’90s.

WWE is saddened by the news of Osborne's passing. Our deepest condolences go out to Osborne’s family, friends and fans.