Matt Osborne's cause of death reported

The autopsy for Matt Wade Osborne, better known as Matt Borne, Big Josh and the original Doink the Clown, reported his death was from an accidental drug overdose and that he was suffering from heart problems.

That had been largely expeted.  The medical examiner noted high levels of morphine and hydrocodone (Vicodin) in his system according to a report, which TMZ got a copy of.

"I am of the opinion that a 55 year old white man, died as a result of toxic effect of opiates," wrote the report.

Heart disease was listed as a "significant and contributory factor" in his deaht.

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