Autopsy Planned for Thomas Kinkade
04/09/2012 AT 10:00 AM EDT
The Santa Clara County coroner will conduct the autopsy, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The self-described "painter of light" died at his home in Monte Sereno, Calif. His family has said his death was from natural causes.
Kinkade had battled alcohol abuse in the past, the Times reports, and had been separated from his wife Nanette for more than a year.
"Thom provided a wonderful life for his family," Nanette said in a statement. "We are shocked and saddened by his death."