The legal battle over the estate of Thomas
Amy Pinto-Walsh, the artist's girlfriend, has submitted to the court a handwritten document that she says shows Kinkade bequeathed her his mansion and $10 million to establish a Thomas Kinkade Museum, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The newspaper reported that the documentation was "barely legible."
The newspaper reported that Pinto-Walsh asked for legal authority to oversee $66.3 million from Kinkade's estate.
Kinkade died in April at the age of 54. Officials determined that he died from an alcohol and
His estranged wife, Nanette, has opposed Pinto-Walsh's efforts, even seeking a restraining order to prevent her from talking about the artist in public.
The Associated Press reported that a July 2 hearing has been set to determine the legal weight of Pinto-Walsh's documents.