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It would be one of the biggest stories of all time if this comedian/actor/performance artist whose influence on comedy and culture has proven to be deep revealed he was alive.
It would certainly be in keeping with the kind of performance pranks he did when he was in the limelight. However, he is happy living simply and anonymously in Asia pursuing a life devoted to spirituality, yoga, and meditation.
The one thing that preys on his mind however is meeting the daughter that was given up for adoption as a teenager.
He is in touch with a family member about this.
Andy Kaufman: Alleged daughter claims comedian is still alive
A woman claiming to be the daughter of Andy Kaufman, the “Taxi” star and trailblazing comedian known for elaborate pranks, has reignited long-standing conspiracy theories surrounding his death at the age of 35 in 1984.
At the Andy Kaufman Awards held Monday in New York City and hosted by Andy’s brother Michael, a young woman came forward saying that her father staged his own death in order to escape the limelight and live as a stay-at-home dad.
“He was a great dad and raised us, and our mom has her own business and stuff,” said the woman, who did not identify herself. Judging from the woman’s fidgety body language in the video above, she seems about as trustworthy as Manti Te’o’s girlfriend, but her on-stage appearance ended with a hug from a moved-looking Michael Kaufman, who urged the audience to respect her privacy.
Michael Kaufman was not available for comment, but Al Parinello, the executive director of the Andy Kaufman Awards, confirmed to The Times that he was present at Monday’s show and that the young woman was added to the night’s lineup by Michael Kaufman minutes before the awards began.- Source