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This undated photo provided by The Thomas Kinkade Company via PR Newswire shows "Christmas in New York" by Thomas Kinkade. Kinkade, whose brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches have been big sellers for dealers across the United States, died Friday, April 6, 2012, a family spokesman said. (AP Photo/PR Newswire, The Thomas Kinkade Company)

Painter Thomas Kinkade cause of death revealed

May 8, 2012

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