Some one said, an anonymous source said, a friend said.
Give me a break.
But why did YOU bother to look that up and post it upon learning of his death?
The better question might be, "Why am I bothering responding to you?"
I know little about Kinkade other than I always enjoyed his paintings. He died young, at 54 - - which is younger than me - - of alleged "natural causes". I wondered if his recent legal battles with his art gallery franchises may have caused serious stress that contributed to ill health. So I did some research to try to learn more about the guy, find out who he was, where he was from. You know - - research.
I read the paragraphs about a drinking problem, along with several allegations of very erratic behavior, and decided to share the passage on the thread. That's what we do here - - share information and opinions.
FWIW, I don't enjoy the man's paintings any less.
By the way, if that’s the craziest Kinkade got then he’s small-time crazy, believe me.