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Thomas Kinkade

FILE - In this image of September 22, 2006, the California artist Thomas Kinkade works in your version of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Kinkade, whose paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches gave him fame and high sales throughout the United States, died at age 54 on Friday, April 6, 2012.

Painter Thomas Kinkade cause of death revealed

Famed painter Thomas Kinkade died of an accidental overdose of alcohol and valium, according to a report published by NBC Bay Area.