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Celebrity Estate Update - Hearing on Artist Thomas Kinkade Estate Dispute Continued Until Christmas Eve

By December 17, 2012

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The hearing to resolve the request of Nanette Kinkade, the estranged wife of the famed "Painter of Light" Thomas Kinkade, to remove furniture, artwork worth millions of dollars and other family possessions from the mansion where the artist's girlfriend, Amy Pinto, has been living since his death, has been continued until December 24. Thomas Kinkade was in the middle of a divorce from Nanette and living with Ms. Pinto at the mansion when he died from an accidental overdose of alcohol and Valium on April 6. The 6,000 square-foot home is located in Monte Sereno, California, and back in September Ms. Pinto was ordered to pay $11,000 a month in rent in order to be allowed to continue to stay there while a will contest is sorted out. The Christmas eve hearing will decide whether Nanette Kinkade is entitled to remove items that were allegedly located inside the home before Pinto moved in with the artist.

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