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Jerry Lawler

Andy Kaufman alive? Jerry Lawler hopes so

Andy Kaufman alive? Jerry Lawler hopes so

Yes, it's probably a great prank being played by his brother, but the Internet was in turmoil Thursday over reports comedian Andy Kaufman, who died in 1984, is actually alive and well.

The comedian's brother, Michael, told an audience at a New York comedy club Monday night that he received a letter from his brother 15 years after his death. It said Andy's reappearance would take place at a restaurant on Christmas Eve in 1999.

When Michael Kaufman went to the restaurant, he said, a parking attendant gave him a letter supposedly from Andy.

"It was too much pressure to be Andy Kaufman. I just wanted to be Andy," Michael Kaufman read. "I think that's why I got...