Val Kilmer, who has two grown children from his marriage to actress Joanne Whalley
has looked gaunt recently while battling a throat condition, which he denies is cancer.
The actor is notorious for being a nightmare to work with. But there’s a heartbreaking tragedy behind his dark side —
the death of his teen Brother, Wesley.
According to the L.A. Coroner’s report (above) Val’s younger brother, Wesley, had a history of seizures before he was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 15.
He started taking the anticonvulsant medication Dilantin — but still apparently had an attack in September 1977
at the family home outside L.A., where the 16-year-old drowned in the backyard spa.
“Having a brother die so young is an unimaginably heavy burden.”— an insider tells Radar.