I swear I wrote the same headline a few months ago when organizers of the annual Andy Kaufman dinner were trying to sell tickets and the answer is still the same. He is not alive. I don't care about what his brother said or a woman who claimed to be Andy's 24 year old daughter because he is not alive. The reason this is all interesting is because I'm sure Andy would love to have pulled off the ultimate prank but he is deceased. Dead.
For those of you who think he may be alive and living in Connecticut as a stay at home dad and father let me ask you how many people with a face as well known as his could go unnoticed for three decades living with people and doing errands and meeting neighbors and putting kids through school and doing the kind of things any parent does when raising children. No kids ever came to the house and met dad? Did he just hide away in a den somewhere for two decades of home visits by friends? If you did that would you bring more attention to yourself? He never left the house for a grocery store run or went to one event for his kids? No soccer games or plays? No ballet recitals? How about then the kids were delivered? He didn't go to the hospital but just sent his mystery wife alone? He didn't meet her relatives when they got married?
I love conspiracy theories as much as the next person but they would have been much better off saying he was hiding somewhere awaiting his return and not given him the story they did because there are just too many people who would see him.