Celebrity News

Thomas Kinkade’s Cause of Death Released
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Thomas Kinkade, the ‘Painter of Light,’ passed away from accidental acute intoxication from alcohol and anti-anxiety medication, according to the autopsy report. The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office released the cause of death as ‘acute ethanol and Diazepam intoxication’ and described the death as an ‘accident.’ Diazepam is the active ingredient in the drug Valium.  An investigator from the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office said that the autopsy was confirmed but it could not be released after business hours.

Kinkade died at home in April at the age of 54. He proclaimed himself as the ‘Painter of Light’ and his paintings were sold to millions of Americans despite much criticism from art critics. Kinkade’s brother told multiple media outlets that his brother battling alcoholism for quite a few years and did suffer a relapse prior to his death. Kinkade’s brother, Patrick, said the artist was depressed recently because of being separated from his wife, because of financial troubles and because of negative critiques of his work.

  
What
Where


In 2010, Kinkade was arrested for drunk driving, which is when his company had to file for bankruptcy. Following Kinkade’s death, art galleries across the country reported a large surge in his paintings’ sales. A spokesperson for the Kinkade family, Marcia Horowitz, said the following:

“At the end of Thom’s life, his struggle with alcohol caused him to become a different person. Those who really knew and loved Thom can see beyond these days and remember the amazing man who brought so much joy and peace to so many.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

RELEVANT JOBS

Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

USA-FL-Altamonte Springs

Full Job Description Commercial Real Estate Paralegal 5+ Years Experience Miller Johnson Law, an...

Apply now

Litigation Paralegal (Bilingual Preferred)

USA-NV-Las Vegas

Bilingual Litigation Paralegal Company Description:   We are one of Nevada’s premi...

Apply now

Real Estate Paralegal

USA-FL-Hallandale Beach

We are a boutique law firm concentrating on residential and commercial real estate transactions, and...

Apply now

Corporate and Contracts Paralegal

USA-VA-Alexandria

Cancer strikes more than 10 million people worldwide each year. As the leading medical society repre...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Senior Business Immigration Associate Attorney

USA-VA-Arlington

Arlington office of our client seeks a senior business immigration associate attorney with 6-8 years...

Apply Now

Insurance / Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-FL-Miami

Miami office of our client seeks an insurance/litigation associate attorney with 2-3 years of civil ...

Apply Now

Employment Associate Attorney

USA-NY-East Syracuse

East Syracuse office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks associate attorney with 4 ye...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top