Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:35 PM
n2doc (34,037 posts)
Brother: Kinkade relapsed into alcoholism
(04-13) 06:26 PDT MONTE SERENO, Calif. (AP) --
A family member says painter Thomas Kinkade battled alcoholism over the past several years and had a relapse just before his death at his home in Santa Clara County.
Kinkade's brother, Patrick, tells the San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/IxRfr0) decades of attacks on Kinkade's work and a split with his wife two years ago had taken a toll on the famous "Painter of Light."
Kinkade died in Monte Sereno on April 6 at age 54 of what a spokesman has said was natural causes. An autopsy is pending.
A recording of a dispatcher involved in the response to his home says Kinkade had been drinking all night and was not moving.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/04/13/state/n062646D93.DTL
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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:53 PM
Cirque du So-What (10,337 posts)
4. I thought his brother's name was Reuben
You know, ex-manager for the Partridge Family who became a 'painter of stuff'?