TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Andy Kaufman

Video of Alleged Daughter

MY FATHER LIVES

11/14/2013 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

111313_andy_koffman_daughter_launch
Andy Kaufman is still alive and his death in 1984 was a HOAX ... so says a 24-year-old woman who claims to be his daughter ... and here's the thing -- her claim is NOT without some evidence.

It all went down Monday at the 9th Annual Andy Kaufman Awards at the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. The event was hosted by Andy’s brother Michael ... and during his closing speech, the unidentified 24-year-old woman approached the stage.

You have to see it for yourself -- but the woman explained Kaufman has secretly been living as a stay-at-home dad with a wife and daughter after faking his own death from cancer 29 years ago.

The story goes that Andy faked his death to escape the spotlight and live in solitude.

1113-andy-kauffman-getty
The woman's account dovetails eerily with a story Michael told during the ceremony about a letter he found while going through Andy's stuff -- a letter Andy wrote explaining a plan to fake his death.

As for the evidence, here's what we found:

1.  When you look up Andy on the Internet database of record, there is no date of death listed.

2.  In 2001, the database shows Andy lived in Cook County, Illinois.

3.  There's another address indicating he lived in Westchester County, NY later in 2001.

Speculations and rumors have swirled ever since Kaufman passed that his death was an elaborate hoax -- so while the woman's story is shocking, it's not entirely unbelievable.

As for when Andy plans to reveal himself, the woman said he had considered coming out that night -- but backed out at the last minute.

So we gotta ask ...

1113_andy_kaufman_remembering_footer

288 COMMENTS

No Avatar
181.

Ryuk    

easy enough to prove just run a DNA test

308 days ago
182.

RD    

Never thought he was funny but I'm not glad that he's dead. No way he faked his death because he could NEVER show his face again.

308 days ago
183.

donna piteau    

I've been trying to send comments, but my password doesn't seem to take. Can you help me?

308 days ago
184.

Laura    

This is just another gimmick to keep his name around. He wasn't even that funny to start with. I lost both parents to cancer and it is not a joke or a "way out".

308 days ago
185.

DangerInk    

Wow. That's ****** up.

308 days ago
186.

greek    

Andy Kaufman played a very rude entertainer in Vegas for months on stage and nobody knew it was Andy, he would piss people off real bad, then later revealed it was him. Could he be alive, yes, most likely he had an agreement with his brother to do this as a joke, may even do this for time to time as a promise to a dying brother, good one Andy.

308 days ago
187.

Bev    

His death certificate can be viewed in full at www.thesmokinggun.com

308 days ago
188.

Slim    

My theory: before he died, he set it up so that the above "evidence" of his living would be planted beyond his death, so he could keep the conteoversy of 'is he or isn't he?' going. Perhaps the ultimate prank is stimulating controversy from beyond the grave. I could see that being his style.

308 days ago
189.

Metta Worldhate    

Who?

308 days ago
190.

jimi    

please, please, please, please, please, please let this story be FALSE

308 days ago
191.

Billy    

Let the Elvis sightings begin anew....

308 days ago
192.

C-MAN    

Why must it be so difficult to find out the truth once and for all? Dig him up and compare his DNA to the DNA of his relatives. If the DNA doesn't match, it's not Kaufman. If the DNA matches it puts all theories that he is still alive to rest.

308 days ago
193.

KatieJinLA    

CA Death Index gives death date. But not in Social Security death index. Curious.

308 days ago
194.

DrTyrell    

Maybe the worst public lie every filmed.

308 days ago
195.

Aurora    

She is an actress. Her father is a doctor in NY. Come on TMZ, check your facts.

307 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web