Friday, August 27, 2010

Tony Bourne + Luna Vachon = RIP

"Tough" Tony Borne, father of Doink The Clown and legendary Pac NW grappler has died. In the photo above, that's him on the right and Moondog Mayne on the left.

Obit courtesy of WO:

Anthony Osborne aka Tough Tony Borne passed away this morning at his home at the age of 83.

Borne, the father of Matt Borne aka Doink the Clown, had been in poor health of late and passed away just as his son was leaving the house to go on a flight in Dallas.

Tony Borne was an international wrestling star, most famous in the Pacific Northwest as one of the area's all-time legends. The late 60s tag team of Tough Tony Borne & Lonnie Mayne (before he became known as Moondog Mayne) was probably considered the greatest in the history of wrestling in that area. The pair held the Pacific Northwest tag team title 11 times.

Borne also had great success as a small heel in Texas and was one of the most successful American wrestlers to ever work in Mexico.

After his career as a full-time wrestler ended by the early 70s, Borne was well known running a real estate business out of Milwaukie, OR. For a short period of time, he was also the father-in-law of Buddy Rose.

Also found dead today and under more mysterious and suspicious circumstances: Luna Vachon.

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