Thomas Kinkade autopsy report says death by overdose

Thomas Kinkade autopsy report says death by overdose

Santa Clara : CA : USA | May 07, 2012 at 5:42 PM PDT
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The Santa Clara County Coroner released details of famed-artist Thomas Kinkade's autopsy and found that he died of "acute ethanol and Diazepam intoxication," according to an nbc bay area report.

Reports state he died of an overdose of alcohol and valium.

"Mr. Kinkade died of respiratory depression as a result of a high concentration of ethanol combined with benzodiazepine use," the report stated.

The manner of death was listed as an accident.

He is known to have battled alcoholism for the last few years of his life, and he died on April 6, 2012 at his home in Monte Sereno, California.

The “painter of light” amassed a fortune by marketing his paintings on merchandise such as ceramic ware and calendars in addition to the paintings themselves. He is noted for his bucolic scenes and cottages with lights burning brightly in the windows. Landscapes and seascrapes were also favorites among his followers.

His paintings were traded on the New York Stock exchange, and reports state he had markets all over the world.

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Thomas Kinkade
This is a typical pastoral scene Thomas Kinkade was famous for painting.
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