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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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bring back recent posts    

..anyone who fakes their death using cancer doesn't deserve too live...sick like those peeps who fake cancer too get sympathy and raise donations...I doubt this is true,,,but threw in my vote..

322 days ago
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Majestik    

I wouldn't be surprised. He had the elaborate hoax for the longest time with wrestling Legend, Jerry "the King" Lawler. Everyone believed that was the real deal. This guy was a freak that loved to pull one over on people. Hell, back in the day when he came out and claimed he had cancer there were ALOT and I mean A LOT of people that said he was faking his illness. If Kaufman were to appear after all that, people would be turning their back on him.

322 days ago
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Liz    

You never know I guess. Celebrity's are crazy.

322 days ago
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B-rod    

If she is 24 she was not born till 5 years after he supposedly died in 1984.
Basic math.

322 days ago
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Rooster    

You forgot the option for "don't care"

322 days ago
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Faron    

Snopes that crap before posting not date of death...took me all of 10 seconds.

http://i.cdn.turner.com/dr/teg/tsg/release/sites/default/files/imagecache/750x970/do***ents/kaufmandeath_0.gif

322 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

He's still hoarding us. A true legend.
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322 days ago
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walterwhite23    

That crazy ol loon. I bet it is true. His humor was out there, he needs.to stay hidden, humor has changed quite a bit since 1980

322 days ago
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smurfya    

Maybe he's living on the same island as john lennon, Kurt Cobain, Tupac and Biggie?

322 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

He's still hoaxing us. A true legend.
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322 days ago
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Questdelsangraal    

He is as dead as Elvis.

322 days ago
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KWDragon    

This would be too good to be true. He was in a dark place and used hard by the entertainment industry. I would wish him peace and encourage him to stay hidden, if he is still with us.

322 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

HERE I COME TO SAVE THE DAYYYYY!

322 days ago
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King    

If you are referencing the SSDI, he would not necessarily appear there unless he had been collecting benefits before his death.
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And when he died he was a show business pariah anyway so he he needn't have bothered faking it since he would have been gladly ignored had he just stayed at home.
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Case solved.

322 days ago
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Jaxx    

The smoking gun has his death certificate:
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/do***ents/crime/andy-kaufmans-hangin-elvis-0

322 days ago
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