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Andy Kaufman

Video of Alleged Daughter


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

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.

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 ...



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Who cares?

307 days ago


Who cares?

307 days ago

Mike E.    

As much as I'd love to believe it, and it brings a big smile to my face to think that Andy could have pulled this one off for so long, it doesn't make sense.

If he were alive, why would he let his daughter come and tell people and ruin the surprise of doing it himself someday? If he wanted people to know, I don't see why he would not show up himself.

Great prank though, it will really get people talking and smiling and thinking... Andy would be proud.

307 days ago


So technically, she is right. Andy is alive. He is alive in the comedy he gave all of us many years ago that lives on to this day.

307 days ago

Hank Oswald    

never heard of him and dont care...

306 days ago


If you believe, they put a man on the Moon, man on the mooooooonnn.....

306 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

isn't it illegal to fake your own death? well, then if he is alive, he'll probably be looking at some years behind bars. or it's maybe it's just that con-artist season has arrived. everywhere you look, some weirdo con-artist is giving it their best shot. it is hollywood, so what else is expected?

306 days ago


he's dead i was there,he was in the box

304 days ago


She doesnt look one bit like him!

166 days ago
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