Comedian/Actor Andy Kaufman allegedly died on May 16, 1984.
His comedic partner and confidante believes he is alive. His girlfriend believes he is dead.
He didn't have any children with his girlfriend and they never married. They were only in a relationship for two years. Therefore, fooling her would be no big deal for Kaufman.
Here is an insightful look at the greatest comedian who ever lived:
Bob Zmuda's book arrives October 7th and declaring Kaufman alive is a great way to boost book sales. To make the book balanced and reasonable, co-author, Lynne Margulies argues that she believes Kaufman is dead.
Five years ago Zmuda wrote this book about Kaufman.
he never discusses anything about Kaufman faking his death in this book.
In 1999, Zmuda wrote this book about Kaufman's trickery and deceit based humour. However, Kaufman's death is never brought up.
In the 1999 bio-movie about Kaufman his death has a chilling cold feeling. This eerie haunting feeling occurs because many people do not believe Kaufman is dying of cancer.
Kaufman had a very authentic fake cough he had been using in his routines for years.
He cornered himself career wise. Pissing off every one eventually he had no way to make big hollywood dollars. So faking his own death provides him with a quick and easy exit from the untenenable situation he was in.
Andy Kaufman is my favourite comedian. And, by nature, I'm an optimistic guy.
So i say Andy is still alive.