Surprise! Andy Kaufman might still be alive!

Surprise! Andy Kaufman might still be alive!
November 14, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Andy Kaufman

For those of you who weren’t alive in the 80’s (or for those who never looked him up on Wikipedia or watched Man On The Moon) Andy Kaufman was basically this comedian/performance artist known for doing and saying sh!t that kinda blurred the line between reality and comedy. He had numerous personas, fake feuds, and apparently, a possible fake death in 1984. Yeah, according to TMZ, a person purporting to be Kaufman’s daughter is telling everyone that he’s still alive, and there’s actually a fair bit of evidence to back her up.

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.

So basically, he faked his death and he’s been pretending to be dead for 20 years so that eventually he could be brought back to life by someone who is apparently his daughter? … Good for him, it’s nice to hear he’s happy.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.