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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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sparty121    

It took me about a minute to look him up in the California death index: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-g&gsfn=andrew&gsln=kaufman&msddy=1984&cpxt=0&catBucket=rstp&uidh=y71&cp=12&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=3816399&recoff=6+7&db=CAdeath1940&indiv=1&ml_rpos=1

259 days ago
32.

Itoldu    

Andy was brilliant.Love him or hate him ( I thought he was an F'in @hole) this would be the greatest hoax ever perpetrated .
As and old lady(60...) who remembers this,I think NOW would be the time to finish the hoax before no one remembers him.
Think about it........

259 days ago
33.

Scrum    

She needs to go on Maury next!

259 days ago
34.

spock    

suuuure.....and my wife is a St. Bernard who rides a unicycle to get to her classes at Harvard

259 days ago
35.

Richie    

Besides not being funny, faking death for 30 yrs would lead to so many tax issues that you would wish you were dead!

259 days ago
36.

backfire    

1) They look nothing alike.
2) Unfair. We saw him dying of cancer. Let him be.

259 days ago
37.

Anastassja    

His death certificate... http://bit.ly/186oMUt

259 days ago
38.

MusicAddict21    

this doesnt make any sense... shes 24 ... im 20 i was born in 1993. So He died in 1984. The fact shes 24 means she was born in 1989 or if shes turning 25 she was born in 1988 either case...it doesnt make sense that this would be his daughter if she was born well after his death.... just sayin

259 days ago
39.

Scanner    

There are other news articles discussing this and a friend that saw him in his casket says that Andy could go into a meditative state. On the other hand, maybe the girl's mom had was his girlfriend and had possession of what is needed to conceive a child after he was gone.

259 days ago
40.

Carl    

He also said that if he was faking it he'd return 20 years later. Nothing happened in 2004. So if you want to consider the "evidence" of his faking it you also have to consider the much stronger evidence that he really died. If nothing else, why wait so long to return that a large part of the population has no idea who you are?

259 days ago
41.

your own luck    

Sorry. I would need a lot more proof that this very awkward girl who acts more like a 12 year old to believe anything about this story.

259 days ago
42.

pamela2379    

Apparently YOU'RE the one who can't count. Here we are,little one 2013 - 1984 = 29 !!!!!!!!!! ANd the girl is 24!!!!!!!!
Too bad you don't know SIMPLE math.

259 days ago
43.

reily    

If any one would do this Andy certainly is the only person that I believe could do it and would. He always will be The Man on the Moon.

259 days ago
44.

taz    

Girl needs some rest and meds.

259 days ago
45.

nof    

Comes as no surprise.


I've known all along -


Andy's now a stay-at-home Dad.


Content to make sandwiches/do clerical work.


Plus the girl's cute -


Me I'd wait until after the Holidays.


For the Big-Reveal.


It has to be timed JUST right -


This isn't something where you can just show up all of the sudden -


And say "hey."

259 days ago
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