Hoax revives Andy Kaufman death rumors

A woman told a crowd at an awards ceremony that the legendary comedian who grew up in Great Neck faked his own death back in

GREAT NECK - The old Andy Kaufman death rumors have once again revived, thanks to another hoax.

A woman onstage at an awards ceremony this week claimed to be the late actor's daughter.

She told the crowd that the legendary comedian who grew up in Great Neck faked his own death back in 1984.

Kaufman's brother now says he fell victim to the hoax as well, but the caretakers of an Elmont cemetery tell Newsday that Kaufman is in fact buried there.

The woman claiming to be his daughter has since been revealed to be an actress.
 

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