Is Val Kilmer Still Alive Today? What About His Death Hoax?

By Aishwarya Acharya | Updated on July 11, 2023
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    Val Kilmer, the veteran and well-known actor in the Hollywood industry is doing all well and living a good life recently. Despite this, several fake death news was found about the actor which made the fans concerned whether Kilmer is still alive today or is already dead.

    Among all the hoaxes one seemed so real and became successful to manipulate several innocent minds. So, what is the real truth? Is Val Kilmer still alive? What kind of medical condition does the actor have?

    Here, in this article, we will dig into all the queries and concerns.

    Is Val Kilmer Still Alive Today?

    An absolute yes. The prominent actor, Kilmer is still alive and living a great life. He is 63 years old as of 2023 and is still making a huge impact in the movie industry with his brilliant acting skills.

    Val Kilmer is not dead. He is still alive.
    Kilmer, 63 is still alive.

    As of the present day, the actor has completed a total of four decades in the television industry and still making a remarkable amount of income and respect from all over the world.

    A ridiculous rumor once circled all around the media about the death of the Willow actor. The news was published by a Facebook page, RIP Val Kilmer which claimed that Val had died.

    The page states,

    At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (June 04, 2023), our beloved actor Val Kilmer passed away. Val Kilmer was born on December 31, 1959, in Los Angeles. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page”.

    The hoax seemed so real that many people started to believe that Kilmer was no more. On the other hand, most of his fans were sure that the news was fake and completely baseless.

    So, what was the real truth behind the hoax?

    Kilmer’s Death Hoax Was Dismissed

    In no time, it was proved that the news stating Val’s death was a lie. On the very second day of the rumor being out, his representatives stood strong to bring the truth out. They cleared out that the artist was alive and said,

    He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

    Fake death hoax was spread about Val.
    Val was once rumored to be dead.

    Soon after, his fake passing rumors also brought out huge inconvenience and anger among his fans as well as close ones.

    Does Val Kilmer Have Cancer? About His Health

    Sadly, the Real Genius actor, Val is living with cancer for the past 8 years. He was first reported to have been diagnosed with cancer in the year 2015. The major concern about Val’s health was raised when the actor was rushed to the hospital after bleeding continuously from his throat.

    Kilmer initially declined of having any type of cancer. Immediately after the next day of the incident, the actor announced through his Facebook page,

    Thank you for all your sweet support. But I have not had a tumor, or a tumor operation, or any operation.

    The actor was never open about his illness and health condition until two years of struggle with the life-threatening disease.

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    Kilmer Was Diagnosed With Throat Cancer

    Finally, after continuous two years of fight with cancer, Val opened up to his well-wishers about his health condition. He first spoke about his throat cancer with The Hollywood Reporter in late 2017. 

    In fact, his battle with throat cancer has not only affected his personal life but also slowed down his professional life. Despite this, the actor has still managed to work on a few of the movies.

    Val was diagnosed of Cancer.
    Kilmer as a young.

    Val Had To Lose His Real Voice To Cancer

    Kilmer had been under treatment for his throat for the past years. He has received painful rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This has led to a drastic change in his voice. Out of all the treatments, Tracheotomy has today permanently damaged his voice.

    The voice which made Kilmer popular all around the world is today changed. He also mentioned that people around him struggle to understand when the actor’s talking.

    Has Kilmer Retired? His AI-Generated Voice

    Despite the change in his voice, Val has not still retired from his profession. He has still been working for movies and recently appeared in a reprised role as Iceman in Top Gun: Maverick (2022), a sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun, starring Kelly McGillis and Anthony EdwardsThe continuous involvement of Kilmer in the television industry miraculously was possible due to AI.

    In the year 2021, A U.K. voice-cloning company called Somatic brought back Val’s old voice with the help of Artificial Intelligence. Val was beyond happy to get back his real voice.

    Val in his role in the recent movie, Top Gun: Maverick
    Kilmer now.

    He shared how he felt he was just a soul that dreams ideas and stories confidently, but now he can express himself again, bring these ideas to you, and show you this part of once himself more. Further, 

    Where Is Kilmer Today?

    Val today has been living a peaceful life in his mansion in Beverly Hills, California. The property has over 5,500 square feet of area with luxurious bedrooms, dining, and living room with beautiful garden space.

    In recent years, the Iceman actor has brought a pause in acting and has discovered a few new fields of interest. Kilmer has been regularly painting and sharing his artwork on his Instagram account. His works also have been featured in art exhibitions.

    All in all, Kilmer is now living a peaceful, wealthy, and prosperous life. 

    FAQs

    Can Val Kilmer still talk in real life?

    No, Kilmer, 63 has lost his ability to speak but often uses AI technology to be reconnected with his old voice.