Brother: Painter Kinkade relapsed into alcoholism

Published April 17, 2012 by (Associated Press)

Painter Thomas Kinkade is more connected to TCU than one would think.

His brother, Patrick Kinkade, is chairman of TCU's Criminal Justice Department.

Thomas Kinkade battled alcoholism over the past several years and had a relapse just before his death this month at his home in Santa Clara County, Patrick said.