Artist Thomas Kinkade died suddenly of natural causes, family says

Apr 7, 2012 Full story: Los Angeles Times 23

Popular California artist Thomas Kinkade died of natural causes Friday at his home in Los Gatos, a family spokesman said in a statement.

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Praise him

Folsom, CA

#1 Apr 8, 2012
Is drinking yourself to death considered a natural cause?
Mickey Mouse

Hillsboro, OR

#2 Apr 12, 2012
You must know something the rest of us don't! We are still waiting for the findings to be released.
COOP

Shrewsbury, MA

#3 Apr 12, 2012
Praise him wrote:
Is drinking yourself to death considered a natural cause?
Oh we have coroner in the house....shame on you.
Hey fools

Placerville, CA

#4 Apr 12, 2012
Mickey Mouse wrote:
You must know something the rest of us don't! We are still waiting for the findings to be released.
Most people in Placerville have seen his act with our own two eyes.Maybe you could check his criminal record if you want more proof.Don't you even read the news?I don't like my loved ones lives being put at risk by people like him.Good riddance
candy

East Lansing, MI

#5 Apr 13, 2012
Praise Him and Hey Fools were miles ahead of everyone. Thank you for telling the truth.

For Hey Fools or anyone with knowledge, do you know how long he was a problem drinker?
Praise him

Folsom, CA

#6 Apr 14, 2012
candy wrote:
Praise Him and Hey Fools were miles ahead of everyone. Thank you for telling the truth.
For Hey Fools or anyone with knowledge, do you know how long he was a problem drinker?
Many, many years ago(maybe 12) I saw him twice at Lil' Mama DeCarlo's on Main St. eating alone and having at least two bottles of wine.He was loud and beligerant and made at least two very inappropriate remarks to the waitress. This man is Christian in name only.I feel that he painted himself as a devout man so he could simply market his work to Christians.If I bought one of these paintings from this hypocrite I would feel duped.
peace

Hamilton, OH

#7 Apr 17, 2012
Monet, rembrandt, van goht, PIccasso! All had there perverted personal demons. But compare thier work to my man Thomas Kinkade and you will see who was the supreme artist. With Kinkades painting you can actually SEE what he was painting. All the others were abstract bullshit that were pixulated or 2 year old finger paintings that my son did better when he was in kindergarten! Quit dissen the man just because he made lots of money for his talent and drank a little or a lot...who gives a fuck!
bret

Sheridan, AR

#8 Apr 20, 2012
peace wrote:
Monet, rembrandt, van goht, PIccasso! All had there perverted personal demons. But compare thier work to my man Thomas Kinkade and you will see who was the supreme artist. With Kinkades painting you can actually SEE what he was painting. All the others were abstract bullshit that were pixulated or 2 year old finger paintings that my son did better when he was in kindergarten! Quit dissen the man just because he made lots of money for his talent and drank a little or a lot...who gives a fuck!
And we know the man Kinkade's heart, Father God knows best and Tom was one, and some people would want to change that, too late, It is done
Hey Fools

Placerville, CA

#9 Apr 20, 2012
bret wrote:
<quoted text> And we know the man Kinkade's heart, Father God knows best and Tom was one, and some people would want to change that, too late, It is done
Bret is right.The man was a pathetic,abusive,drunk and there is no changing that.What's done is done.
Icipink

San Diego, CA

#10 Apr 20, 2012
His paintings make me happy ~ His death makes me sad :( RIP TK
Praise Him

Folsom, CA

#11 Apr 21, 2012
peace wrote:
Monet, rembrandt, van goht, PIccasso! All had there perverted personal demons. But compare thier work to my man Thomas Kinkade and you will see who was the supreme artist. With Kinkades painting you can actually SEE what he was painting. All the others were abstract bullshit that were pixulated or 2 year old finger paintings that my son did better when he was in kindergarten! Quit dissen the man just because he made lots of money for his talent and drank a little or a lot...who gives a fuck!
Your ignorant statements about things that you know nothing about make it difficult to take you seriously.I guess that is the beauty of Kinkade.He appeals to people that know nothing about art or spelling evidently.
Peace

Hamilton, OH

#12 Apr 22, 2012
Praise Him wrote:
<quoted text>Your ignorant statements about things that you know nothing about make it difficult to take you seriously.I guess that is the beauty of Kinkade.He appeals to people that know nothing about art or spelling evidently.
Who cares about spelling in these forums. I wasn't going to take the time to look up the spelling of these crappy "artists" that even you wouldn't know off the top of your head. you know what I meant regardless of spelling. All your post was is name-calling which is ignorant. Art is subjective and Kinkade's work is beautiful. You agree and are just jealous.
Karen Ettien

Mansfield, OH

#13 May 15, 2012
I assume that at the time,the family was in shock,and truly did not know the cause of death.It takes sometimes weeks before the results of many tests , before the final report and cause of death is determined.
Little guy

Antelope, CA

#14 May 15, 2012
Karen Ettien wrote:
I assume that at the time,the family was in shock,and truly did not know the cause of death.It takes sometimes weeks before the results of many tests , before the final report and cause of death is determined.
Who cares about his family.This fool drank himself to death and before he did so he routinely drove around intoxicated putting us all at risk.The world is a better place with him dead.

Since: May 12

Columbus, OH

#15 May 24, 2012
Who cares about his family? You obviously are not a Christian, and know absolutely nothing about addiction, and the DISEASE called alcoholism. I hope this is a learning experience for you.
foothill mom

Folsom, CA

#16 Jul 3, 2012
Karen Ettien wrote:
Who cares about his family? You obviously are not a Christian, and know absolutely nothing about addiction, and the DISEASE called alcoholism. I hope this is a learning experience for you.
Who are you to judge who is Christian or not?Why do you defend such an evil man.You can excuse almost anyone by blaming their actions on disease or their upbringing or what ever reason(excuse)you choose.The fact remains that the world is a better,safer place with him gone.
linda

Quitman, AR

#17 Jul 3, 2012
Little guy wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares about his family.This fool drank himself to death and before he did so he routinely drove around intoxicated putting us all at risk.The world is a better place with him dead.
shame on ya. you have no faults I presume, bible says to call no man a fool. quit yur judging

Since: May 12

Columbus, OH

#18 Jul 4, 2012
foothill mom wrote:
<quoted text>Who are you to judge who is Christian or not?Why do you defend such an evil man.You can excuse almost anyone by blaming their actions on disease or their upbringing or what ever reason(excuse)you choose.The fact remains that the world is a better,safer place with him gone.
Who are YOU to judge if he is Christian or not? How do you "know" he was such an evil man? It is not a excuse to blame his actions on a disease it just happens to be a FACT, alcoholism is a disease, and is very complex. There may have been a lot of contributing factors, that led him to this point in his life. As far as a better, safer, place with him gone? If he was driving after drinking, then you are absolutely right, it will be safer. The world a better place with him gone? I guess now we will never know.
Really

Placerville, CA

#19 Jul 14, 2012
Karen Ettien wrote:
<quoted text>Who are YOU to judge if he is Christian or not? How do you "know" he was such an evil man? It is not a excuse to blame his actions on a disease it just happens to be a FACT, alcoholism is a disease, and is very complex. There may have been a lot of contributing factors, that led him to this point in his life. As far as a better, safer, place with him gone? If he was driving after drinking, then you are absolutely right, it will be safer. The world a better place with him gone? I guess now we will never know.
anyone can call themselves Christian.This man's life in no way shows him to act like one.Do you own a Kinkade gallery or something?
Phalanx

Sacramento, CA

#20 Jul 30, 2012
Karen Ettien wrote:
Who cares about his family? You obviously are not a Christian, and know absolutely nothing about addiction, and the DISEASE called alcoholism. I hope this is a learning experience for you.
You are a very stupid woman.DISEASE or not,he put us all at risk and his artwork was mass produced for the uninformed Costco "art" collectors out there.No big loss.

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