Melbourne nightclub owner found dead at his holiday home

A prominent Melbourne nightclub figure has been found dead at his country home in Victoria.

The body of Darren Thornburgh was discovered on a mattress at a home in Barmah, on the Victoria and New South Wales border, about 4.30pm on Monday.

Homicide squad detectives attended the scene and it is understood Thornburgh died of a single gunshot wound to the face.

Detectives at the home on the NSW/Victoria border. Source: 7News/ Herald Sun

Mr Thornburgh is the owner of the Glitzy Boutique nightclub in Melbourne's east and has a history of mixing with celebrities, having been pictured with the Hilton sisters and Molly Meldrum.

Last year his club had shots fired into it and then days after a luxury home in Port Melbourne was the target of a drive-by shooting.

Darren Thornburgh (left) has been identified as the man who died at the address. Source: Getty
Darren, pictured with his ex-wife, was reportedly being chased by debt collectors. Source: 7 News

His ex-wife was living at the home at the time but was not hurt in the incident.

It is also understood Mr Thornburgh was being pursued by debt collectors.

Police attend Mr Thornburgh's Barmah residence. Source: 7 News
Gunshots were fired at Mr Thornburgh's Port Melbourne home in 2016. Source: 7 News