Thomas Kinkade Battled Alcoholism
Successful American artist Thomas Kinkade passed away in early April 2012 and his brother Patrick reveals that alcoholism unfortunately played a crucial part in the ordeal. Kinkade characterized himself as the “Painter of Light,” and he was claimed to be America’s “most-collected” living artist before his death—with an estimated 1 in every 20 American homes owning one of his paintings. After Thomas battled his alcohol addiction for years, he sobered up for a few years before an unfortunate relapse in 2010 when his wife left him—and it’s been rumored that he had been drinking the entire night before he was found dead.
It’s unfortunate to see people struggle with a disease like alcoholism—especially when it affects their personal and/or physical health enough for death to become a possibility. Kinkade’s death has been declared a result of natural causes, but an issue with alcoholism most likely didn’t help prevent that from coming. Thomas’ brother Patrick reassured that his brother was a good who loved his family, but he also reminded that though very successful, Thomas was also very human and he unfortunately let alcohol get the better of him.
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