'Daughter' of comedian Andy Kaufman says he's still alive
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
11/14/2013 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Comedian Andy Kaufman, best known for his role of "Latke" on the TV show "Taxi," always had a strong dash of surrealism to his standup act. He would never break character onstage - or offstage. He punished one rowdy college crowd who demanded he do his regular routines by reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" out loud in one sitting. In a gesture that Kaufman would have approved, a woman now claiming to be his "daughter" insists that he's still alive, after being pronounced dead from lung cancer back in 1984.
In a gesture that comedian Andy Kaufman would have approved, a woman now claiming to be his "daughter" insists that he's still alive, after being pronounced dead from lung cancer back in 1984.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Kaufman's death had always been shrouded in mystery. A death from lung cancer at a relatively early age, for someone who never smoked seems like a most unlikely final curtain call.
The announcement at the annual Andy Kaufman Awards in New York has brought the theory back into the public eye. The purported daughter of Kaufman told the assembled that her father was still very much alive and that he had faked his death to escape the limelight and be a stay-at-home dad for her and her siblings.
She also said he wanted to make an appearance at the awards ceremony, but ended up deciding not to come. The video has since gone viral.
"I don't know how much longer he can keep everything away," she said.
She appeared on stage with Kaufman's brother, Michael, who asked her questions as she happily responded, pushing her brown hair behind her ears.
Kaufman's brother also reportedly told a story about his brother reaching out to him in 1999 to meet for dinner, but he was stood up at a restaurant. A note that had been left behind revealed that Kaufman had faked his death. His brother reportedly took this as a sign that Kaufman was still alive.
Kaufman has one known child: daughter Maria Colonna, who lives in upstate New York. She was not involved in this announcement.
The woman claiming to be his daughter is 24 years old, putting her birth years after Kaufman's death. She's also reportedly a theater student.
Kaufman reportedly spoke often of faking his own death. No one has confirmed that this woman is actually Kaufman's daughter, nor that her story is truthful. If not, it's just another ingenious prank that the iconoclastic comedian has played upon his audience, long after leaving this physical plane.
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