Coroner: Valium, alcohol killed painter Kinkade
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Thomas Kinkade is pictured in 2004 at the Grand Central Art Center's theater in Santa Ana. Kinkade had a major exhibition at that space and Cal State Fullerton's Main Art Gallery in 2004. The self-described "painter of light" died April 6 from accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers, according ot the Santa Clara County coroner.
PHOTO BY CINDY YAMANAKA, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER; TEXT BY RICHARD CHANG, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER