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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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James25    

Andy's dead. Come on folks. Think about it. If Andy was still alive then don't you think there would have been some pictures or something to come out showing that Andy was alive?

252 days ago
17.

M    

Have her submit a DNA test. If it turns out she is, in fact, a match and she really is 24, then that would at least prove that Andy didn't really die in 1984. I'd seriously like to know if she's for real or not.

252 days ago
18.

Jamey Hunter    

Another nut case looking for attention and TMZ giving it to her.

252 days ago
19.

Eileen    

If Andy is alive after a faking cancer, he should stay dead. Just because his death record isn't on the internet doesn't mean it doesn't exist. A lot of old records aren't on the Internet. If you google Andrew Kaufman, you get a lot of people with that name. I doubt if he faked his death he would keep the same name. He's dead tmz. Has been for some time now. Deal with it.

252 days ago
20.

jimchi92    

She is ****ing crazy, Died: May 16, 1984, West Hollywood, CA

252 days ago
21.

static    

Dead or alive it hardly matters.

252 days ago
22.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Somebody thinks there is money to be made somehow. Watch for it soon.

252 days ago
23.

AdADglgmut    

Of course Andy Kaufman's still alive... he's Jim Carrey.

252 days ago
24.

Wow ...    

Wow TMZ, all you had to do was google his name. Date of his death comes up along with LA County Registrar's Certificate of Death.

252 days ago
25.

Wow ...    

Why in the world would his brother choose to put some girl up to this? Why would she? Sick MF's. they are just as disgusting as the Jackson brothers trying to live off of their dead brother. They ought to be ashamed.

252 days ago
26.

L    

OMG!! I knew he would do it! It would be the greatest joke ever if he is alive!!

252 days ago
27.

meee    

She's nervous type just like him. But if she's an actress, that wouldn't be relevant. The thing is she actually looks like him. So, either she's older than 24 or 24 and Andy is alive. Let's see what happens.

252 days ago
28.

Kelly    

Andy Kaufman died on May 16, 1984. This girl is looney. Sad.

252 days ago
29.

Quiet    

it woould have been sooooo easy for him to fake it in 1984.. nosocial media lurking your every breath and step.. he probably did and had this woman five years later and she was never apaprt of his fame and dose not care to talk about it as she never knew him famous so its easier for her to rat him out etc.. wouldnt surprise me. as all the talk back then that he faked it. they just figured out what aids was in 1984. easy to fake it back then

252 days ago
30.

eileen    


Umm, here's a copy of his death certificate:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/do***ents/crime/andy-kaufmans-hangin-elvis-0

252 days ago
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