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Old 14-11-2013, 13:50
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There are reports today that Andy Kaufman isn't dead, according to his own brother.

BBC story here.

A woman claiming to be Andy's daughter got on stage with her uncle and talked about Andy's new life as a stay at home dad. Here's the video of his 'daughter'.

What do you think? Did Andy fake his death? Or is he very dead?
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Old 14-11-2013, 13:51
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Didn't he die of cancer????
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Old 14-11-2013, 13:58
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Didn't he die of cancer????
Yes he did.

It's hard to work out if this is genuine or just a continuation of the rumours that have been around for years.

The 'daughter' could be anyone, we only have her word for what she says.

His brother could just be carrying on with a joke he thinks Andy would've appreciated.

It could be the work of Bob Zmuda.

On the other hand, it could be true.

What makes me think it's not is the fact that Andy would've misled his parents - his father died recently, I think. Don't think he would've done that, somehow. He was eccentric, but not cruel.
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Old 14-11-2013, 14:03
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Suppose its possible he faked his death ...he was a one off after all.

The daughter video she was to gittery for me. If he does have children out there I don't think she was one of them.

Is there a book or film coming out
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Old 14-11-2013, 14:19
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Suppose its possible he faked his death ...he was a one off after all.

The daughter video she was to gittery for me. If he does have children out there I don't think she was one of them.

Is there a book or film coming out
Man on the Moon II? *shakes fist at Carrey*
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Old 14-11-2013, 14:25
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Man on the Moon II? *shakes fist at Carrey*
Oh I loved that film as well

Mind you love Jim Carrey as well
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Old 14-11-2013, 14:32
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Oh I loved that film as well

Mind you love Jim Carrey as well
Yeah, it's a great film. I love Jim Carrey in that and the Truman Show, but his other stuff isn't really my cup of tea.
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Old 14-11-2013, 14:57
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Its a joke and hes dead i liked Taxi, though I found his character annoying and did'nt know anything apart from that until I saw the Jim Carrey film.
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Old 14-11-2013, 15:11
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Kaufman being Kaufman, he'd probably think that faking his death was the ultimate gag so I wouldn't honestly put it past him.
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Old 15-11-2013, 01:24
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You don't need to fake your own death in order to retire from show business.
He's dead.
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Old 15-11-2013, 12:51
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I think he's dead, but he;'s one of the few people I wouldn't put it past to have faked their death.
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Old 15-11-2013, 13:04
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he's dead. the only people saying otherwise are simply trying to maintain his profile with the story, so friends, family, fans, etc. he was a big joker and trickster, so others are simply following that in his memory to make them think it's just another of his tricks. but if it keeps him in the memory of others and helps find him new fans then it's perhaps worthwhile. his family/estate would benefit from it
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Old 15-11-2013, 15:39
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Dead
Never found him funny
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Old 15-11-2013, 15:52
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Andy's brother now says he thinks he's been the victim of a hoax. Uh huh.
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Old 16-11-2013, 07:09
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Dead.
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Old 17-11-2013, 10:51
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I liked Andy in Taxi. I believe he died of cancer and this was confirmed by his girlfriend but there have been stories around for years that he faked his own death. Seems stupid, think of all the gigs he missed and the Money he could have made as he was at the start of a good career in Hollywood. Cannot imagine that anyone would decide to disappear at the START of their career. I can see how fame and the demands of appearing "funny" all the time can get overwhelming and you would want to have a private life. When I see the celebs being papped I think it must actually be awful that you cannot even go to the vet to have your dog put down without a photographer taking a pic of you,( as recently happened to Ashton Kurcher) or go to the Supermarket to get Food and not be left alone by "fans" and the photographers.
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Old 17-11-2013, 12:51
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If you remember Andys humour you would know he would want this to be a joke. Im very sure hes dead
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Old 17-11-2013, 15:11
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I could buy him faking his own death for a short while. I can't think of any reason why the 'joke' would be carried on for this long.

After all the point of a trick or joke is the punchline when you comeback. A lot of people these days wouldn't know who he is so it wouldn't have the same effect.

Add to this the backlash he and the people 'in the know' would get for pretending to die of cancer and it seems highly implausible that he faked his death.
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Old 17-11-2013, 16:23
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I could buy him faking his own death for a short while. I can't think of any reason why the 'joke' would be carried on for this long.

After all the point of a trick or joke is the punchline when you comeback. A lot of people these days wouldn't know who he is so it wouldn't have the same effect.

Add to this the backlash he and the people 'in the know' would get for pretending to die of cancer and it seems highly implausible that he faked his death.
think about the parts in bold and you'll answer your own question. although i answered it before. the myth being perpetuated helps keep his memory alive and brings him new fans, to which his family/estate can benefit from, plus it's similar to the type of stunts he pulled off whilst alive, such as tony clifton and the wrestling. he faked a number of things for fun, so having people thinking he faked his death is just an extension to that, and it was something that he himself discussed to friends whilst he was alive, but he said if he did do it he would have appeared back 20 years later which would have been nearly 10 years ago now
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