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Val Kilmer returning to Arizona To Pay Tribute To Doc Holliday

Val Kilmer, who famously played Doc Holliday in the movie “Tombstone,” is making plans to visit the Arizona Old West town this summer as part of a festival that pays tribute to the gunfighter.

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The Sierra Vista Herald reported Thursday that Kilmer announced he would be coming to Arizona in August on Facebook.

The visit is part of Tombstone Lions Club and Tombstone Mustachery’s first Doc Holli-Days event taking place Aug. 12 and 13.

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Doc Holliday was a dentist known for his part in the legendary shootout at O.K. Corral.

Tombstone Mustachery co-owner Sherry Rudd says the event is dedicated to all things Doc Holliday.

Ideas for the event took shape in March. By April, Kilmer posted on Facebook that he would be coming.

“It’s been a little crazy for us,” Kevin said. “But it’s definitely going to be fun.”

Event officials have been considered ideas such as a look-a-like contest, poker tournament, a parade, a peach pie eating contest honoring Holliday’s Georgia roots and an early birthday party for the character who was born Aug. 14.

Kilmer may also be available for meet-and-greets, officials said.