Coroner: Valium, alcohol killed painter Kinkade
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Thomas Kinkade makes a point during a talk at the Grand Central Art Center's theater in Santa Ana in 2004. Kinkade had a major exhibition there that same year. He died April 6 from accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers, according to the Santa Clara County coroner.
PHOTO BY CINDY YAMANAKA, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER; TEXT BY RICHARD CHANG, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER