See? He’s not actually dead. Don’t take everything you read on the internet so seriously. Christ.

But Val Kilmer might wish his fate was different…he’s taken over the gig as the voice of K.I.T.T. in NBC’s Knight Rider revival. Short version: Wil Arnett had finished his work for the show, but then someone realized, hey, this guy shills for GM Trucks! And we’re a Ford-sponsored show! Um, can we get an arbitrator in here? Arnett walked (with honor) and Kilmer happened to be in the next recording booth doing voice work for the long-rumored Catalan translation of Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

The jokes write themselves, but I love Kilmer so I’m going to hold off on the jokes and just sit in the corner so I can have a short, good cry.