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Comedian Andy Kaufman ‘faked his own death to be stay-at-home dad’


The Taxi star’s brother Michael claims Kaufman has a 24-year-old daughter – born five years after he died from lung cancer20131115-075325.jpg

To all of my 80s Babies,Cult comedian Andy Kaufman faked his death and is still alive, his brother has sensationally claimed.

Michael Kaufman said the Taxi star and comic genius went into hiding nearly three decades ago – and has a 24-year-old daughter.

The woman’s age would mean that she was born five years after Kaufman died from lung cancer in 1984.

He introduced the woman claiming to be his niece on stage at the Andy Kaufman Awards on Monday.

The woman told the audience at the event in New York: “He just wanted to be a stay-at-home dad, that’s why he wanted to leave the showbiz.

“He’s pretty much a great dad, and raised us. My mom has her own business… He helps her with that kind of thing, paperwork and stuff, so he can work from home and he doesn’t have to be hiding out [or] concealing himself.”

“He just makes us food and takes care of the house.”

Kaufman’s confidante Bob Zmuda has hinted for years that Kaufman was obsessed with faking his own death.

Michael Kaufman said that ‘‘while cleaning out Andy’s things after his death in 1984, he found among his many writings an essay about how Andy planned to fake his own death, his literal, figurative and spiritual leaps through meditation, and how he’d eventually reappear on Christmas Eve on 1999 at a particular restaurant that had served him a favored dish years earlier.

Michael Kaufman said he arrived at the restaurant on the appointed night, and was handed an envelope with a letter from his brother.

‘The letter purported that Andy wanted to go into hiding and live a normal life, that he’d met and fallen in love with a woman and had a daughter, and that he didn’t want Michael or anyone to say anything while their own father was still alive,’’ McCarthy wrote.

Why is Michael Kaufman telling this story now? Because their father died this summer, he said.

The woman claiming to be Kaufman’s daughter was later revealed to New York actress Alexandra Tatarsky.

The Smoking Gun said the 24-year-old was approached by Michael Kaufman to play his niece and her father is in fact a doctor in Manhattan.

About Dez Jermaine (454 Articles)
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