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Coroner: Valium, alcohol killed painter Kinkade
Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2012

Posted on 05/07/2012 8:07:49 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- An autopsy has found that artist Thomas Kinkade's death was caused by an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers.

NBC Bay Area News reported Monday (( http://bit.ly/Jsgrvg) ) that the Santa Clara County medical examiner concluded that the self-described "Painter of Light" stopped breathing at his Northern California home on April 6 from a combination of alcohol and Valium.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alcohol; benzodiazepines; diazepam; kinkade; thomaskinkade; valium

1 posted on 05/07/2012 8:07:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I smell a cover-up. I think this guy Kinkade knew too much about Breibart.


2 posted on 05/07/2012 8:09:07 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bad art kills!


3 posted on 05/07/2012 8:11:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

What up, CCG? I’m not sure I follow ya.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 8:11:40 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise
The most famous work!


5 posted on 05/07/2012 8:14:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
It's a joke. There is a nearby thread about Breibart and how the witness to his death has now gone missing. Couple that with with death of a coroner who may have examined Breibart's body -- people sense that anyone who knows too much about Breibart is in danger.

I made a gratuitous and silly leap to include Kinkade in that company, on no basis whatsoever.

6 posted on 05/07/2012 8:14:29 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I think he was framed!


7 posted on 05/07/2012 8:14:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Oh, OK.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 8:19:10 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just as suspected. The night before his demise, Mr Kinkade was seen painting the town.


9 posted on 05/07/2012 8:19:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Alcohol and benzos have assisted many a good man to his date with the Lord. Most likely accidental.
10 posted on 05/07/2012 8:23:01 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

His BAC is not specified but must have been sky high.

As for his art, it may have been kitshy but it turned a buck.


11 posted on 05/07/2012 8:24:09 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Revolting cat!
I think he was framed!

LOL!!

12 posted on 05/07/2012 8:24:29 PM PDT by Randy Erickson
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To: Revolting cat!

I think he was framed!
_____________________________________

Stroke of bad luck. Soon to be glossed over.


13 posted on 05/07/2012 8:27:58 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: cicero2k

His paintings always reminded me of paint by numbers........


14 posted on 05/07/2012 8:29:42 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He had an earlier brush with death, didn’t he?


15 posted on 05/07/2012 8:32:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

No. Perhaps he had a stroke.


16 posted on 05/07/2012 8:44:00 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I liked Kinkaids paintings a lot, I wish I had one.

RIP Thomas. You should have known better than to mix valium and booze.


17 posted on 05/07/2012 8:50:02 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: Revolting cat!

‘painting the town’ — you are VERY bad.


18 posted on 05/07/2012 8:51:56 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: hinckley buzzard

that plus a couple of sleepers and I am ready for bed....:O)


19 posted on 05/07/2012 9:06:16 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just another junkie making bad art.


20 posted on 05/07/2012 9:19:14 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Revolting cat!

Hey, they did this by the numbers....


21 posted on 05/07/2012 10:00:34 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

He’s joking with you....


22 posted on 05/07/2012 10:01:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Revolting cat!

Drugs and booze...painted himself into a corner there...


23 posted on 05/07/2012 10:01:43 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Revolting cat!

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TOO MUCH!


24 posted on 05/07/2012 10:02:49 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Revolting cat!; RushIsMyTeddyBear

You guys!
LOLOLOL.


25 posted on 05/07/2012 10:10:20 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: cicero2k
His BAC is not specified but must have been sky high

The question is, did he drink because of the way his paintings look, or do his paintings look the way they do because he drank? Either way, it explains a lot.

26 posted on 05/08/2012 12:58:42 AM PDT by giotto
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL!


27 posted on 05/08/2012 1:11:38 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: HerrBlucher

I liked his paintings too. He tried to show the light (and did) but all men are flawed. He had his demons but brought joy to many people via his paintings. His work is far preferable to the cold modernistic drek I see made by cool urbanites

His work has outdoors nature (that God made) worked into it


28 posted on 05/08/2012 1:23:09 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: HerrBlucher

A sensitive man, broken by life. He was said to be very hurt by his divorce. Divorce is something that can ruin a sensitive person. Not everybody is tough, emotionally.


29 posted on 05/08/2012 1:29:12 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Just another junkie making bad art.

Why "bad art?" I don't own any of his paintings and don't aspire to, but he was a talented illustrator who developed a style that sold. Nothing wrong with that. Norman Rockwell is the comparison that comes to mind.

I suppose that Kinkaide had at least three strikes against him in the eyes of the arts establishment. He painted "pretty" pictures. There is nothing transgressive or political in his art, unless nostalgia is deemed to be political. And he sold, which must raise the demons of envy among most of our "serious" artists, who are running a scam and must know it.

30 posted on 05/08/2012 3:40:32 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: sphinx

You’re just too blinded by common sense to see! :)


31 posted on 05/08/2012 3:50:36 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Non-compliant, not govt-issued, and not voting for Romney.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Remember kids, don't drink the turpentine.


32 posted on 05/08/2012 9:40:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: a fool in paradise

Or, in this case, Benturpintine, evidently.


33 posted on 05/08/2012 9:46:18 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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