Thomas Kinkade died peacefully in sleep, girlfriend says

As the Santa Clara County Coroner's office tries to determine how painter Thomas Kinkade died, a close friend said he passed peacefully in his sleep. Kinkade died unexpectedly Friday at 54. The coroner performed an autopsy Monday, but it's unknown when

I mention this because Thomas Kinkade has died, but also because there is a movement to consider him a persecuted artist. Lawrence Person claims so on his blog. Alas. Let's make sure to note that while Kinkade marketed

(AP) — An autopsy is planned for Thomas Kinkade, the popular painter who died at his Northern California home. The Santa Clara County coroner's office says the results of Monday's autopsy may not be available for weeks if toxicology tests are required.

AP SAN FRANCISCO — To fans and the countless collectors who helped build painter Thomas Kinkade's commercial art empire, his idealized vision of the world usually served as a simple, soothing addition to the living room wall: a soft depiction of a

As the Santa Clara County Coroner's office tries to determine how painter Thomas Kinkade died, a close friend said he passed peacefully in his sleep. Kinkade died unexpectedly Friday at 54. The coroner performed an autopsy Monday, but it's unknown when