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San Francisco Cable Car Painter Dies Of Cancer

For 30 years, Efren Bernal painted San Francisco’s world-famous cable cars. The longtime artist died from cancer this week.

12/28/2012

Notable Passings 2012

Late Painter Kinkade’s Girlfriend Paying $11K Mansion Rent

Thomas Kinkade’s girlfriend is agreeing to pay $11,000 a month to rent the Bay Area mansion where she had lived with the late artist, but his paintings and possessions remain the focus of a bitter estate fight.

09/17/2012

Notable Passings 2012

Kinkade Estate Dispute To Remain Public

Hearings in the dispute between Thomas Kinkade’s widow and girlfriend over the late artist’s $66 million estate will not be conducted behind closed doors.

07/02/2012

Notable Passings 2012

Thomas Kinkade’s Wife, Girlfriend Head To Court

Thomas Kinkade’s widow and girlfriend face off in court on Monday as hearings begin over who will be executor of the late artist’s $66.3 million estate.

07/01/2012

Notable Passings 2012

Dispute Over Thomas Kinkade’s Will Heads To Court

Amy Pinto-Walsh was living with Kinkade and found his body when he overdosed on alcohol and Valium in April. She asked a Northern California judge on Tuesday to allow arguments over the artist’s contested will to be heard in open probate court.

06/12/2012

Notable Passings 2012

Kinkade Estate Granted Restraining Order Against Late Painter’s Girlfriend

A Santa Clara County judge has issued a restraining order against the girlfriend of late painter Thomas Kinkade.

04/25/2012