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Painter Thomas Kinkade Dead At 54

Painter Thomas Kinkade Dead At 54

Thomas Kinkade, famous painter, passed away at his home in Northern California at the age of 54.

The popular artist died alone in his residence in Los Gatos on Friday (April 6), reportedly from natural causes, a rep confirmed to Reuters.

Thom provided a wonderful life for his family…We are shocked and saddened by his death,” his wife Nanette said in a statement.

“With whatever talent and resources I have, I’m trying to bring light to penetrate the darkness many people feel” Thomas said about his art.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time.

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  • “You Mad?”

    WTF?? That is too bad. :-( R.I.P. Thomas Kinkade.

  • DizzySnazzle

    What is with all these “natural causes” deaths at such early ages? Obviously people are dealing with private illnesses that they don’t want made public.

  • Manu

    Yes ]@DizzySnazzle youre right ! R.I.P Thomas . People Loved What You’ve Made !

  • A

    @DizzySnazzle: Not necessarily…Sometimes it’s something much more sinister…R.I.P.

  • me

    RIP

  • http://website,computer Dave From Canada

    I have a calendar of his in my house near the front entrance. May this fine man Rest In Peace, but his BEAUTIFUL artwork will live on forever.

  • GoldenBlitch

    My mom’s favorite painter. :(

  • Juliw

    RIP. I love his paintings. He has had some MAJOR problems in the last several years. He was living alone. Maybe suicide?

  • Lalalove

    Oh, no. R.I.P, my love. Sadness

  • Marieme

    It is incredibly sad. So young! I think he touched everyone at some point with his very pretty paintings. They were everywhere. RIP Thomas.

  • NJMac

    Well Its about time the media starts bringing artist to the limelight…Throw away this Kardashion, Hilton, and lip syncing half naked trash…As a fellow painter myself, I miss the days when artist were “celeb”rated-Da Vinci, raphael, etc…R.I.P Thomas, you are now Immortal as your work lives on…

  • POGO

    Im very sadden by this. RIP Thomas, Thank you for the wonderful paintings.

  • me

    Ah yes, the hypocrite died. Christian my a$s. When he traveled his plane was full of drugs & hookers.

  • mARLA rICE

    I AM DEEPLY SADENED TO HEAR THE NEWS OF HIS DEATH,MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS WIFE,AND CHILDREN.MAY GOD KEEP YOU STRONG.I HAVE ENJOYED HIS BEAUTIFUL ART FOR YEARS.I HAVE ALL HIS PUZZLES.THEY ARE THE BEST.I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS.