Thomas Kinkade, the acclaimed "Painter of Light" and one of the most popular artists in America, died suddenly Friday in his California home. He was 54.
His family said Kinkade's death appeared to be from natural causes.
"Thom provided a wonderful life for his family," his wife, Nanette, said in a statement earlier today. "We are shocked and saddened by his death."
His paintings are hanging in an estimated one of every 20 homes in the United States, with fans warming to the familiar feeling of his mass-produced works of art.
Popular California artist Thomas Kinkade died of natural causes Friday at his home in Los Gatos, a family spokesman said in a statement. Kinkade, 54, died suddenly. "We are shocked and saddened by his death," his wife Nanette said i... Read Post
One of most popular artists in America, "Painter of Light" Thomas Kinkade, died Friday at his home in California, the San Jose Mercury News reported. He was 54, and his family issued a statement that his death appeared to be from na... Read Post