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Andy Kaufman

Video of Alleged Daughter

MY FATHER LIVES

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

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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.

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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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196.

jimi    

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

239 days ago
197.

Billy    

Let the Elvis sightings begin anew....

239 days ago
198.

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.

239 days ago
199.

KatieJinLA    

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

239 days ago
200.

DrTyrell    

Maybe the worst public lie every filmed.

238 days ago
201.

Aurora    

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

238 days ago
202.

Gayle    

Who cares?

238 days ago
203.

Gayle    

Who cares?

238 days ago
204.

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.

238 days ago
205.

Knight    

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.

238 days ago
206.

Hank Oswald    

never heard of him and dont care...

238 days ago
207.

idiots_abound    

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

238 days ago
208.

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?

238 days ago
209.

whitedemon21    

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

235 days ago
210.

PatR    

She doesnt look one bit like him!

97 days ago
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