Is this the image of a man two months before his death from renal failure resulting from lung cancer? After this photo was taken, he supposedly ran after the photographer to grab the camera.
Is this the picture of a man three weeks before dying of renal failure as a result of lung cancer? He is standing here for a picture. Keep in mind, he had supposedly already had chemo and radiation.
Or is it more likely that Andy Kaufman went to Baguio in the Philippines for psychic surgery by Jun Labo and never returned? The much-vaunted “Nathan McCoy” (which was the name of record of the patient who died at Cedars Sinai on May 16th, 1984, NOT Andy Kaufman — since celebrities always use fake names, it wasn’t questioned) died in Andy’s place. Andy eventually sneaked back into the country and checked into the hospital as Nathan McCoy, while this unknown cancer victim, no matter his real name, checked into Cedars Sinai under the name Andy Kaufman. Andy paid for his care, but when he didn’t recover, Andy paid for his final expenses. Thus, the “bodies” were “switched” (as many have suggested). “Andy Kaufman” died but Nathan McCoy checked out of the hospital — and no one was the wiser. Andy’s dad, Stanley, signed the final death certificate, testifying that the man in the bed was his son. Separately, Stanley arranged for the actual cancer victim to be buried under his own name while Andy vanished into paperwork.
This is why none of this could come out until Stanley and his wife were dead. Stanley just died in July of 2013. Recently, Deep Mouth has informed us there may have been a deathbed confession.
What about the funeral? Well, here’s a picture of the casket — this was what was displayed, NOT anything akin to what was shown in “Man on the Moon”
Mourners attested that Andy only vaguely looked like himself. The people there also poked at and prodded the body, trying to get Andy to “wake up and confess.”
Also, we know that a wax figure was made of Andy prior to his death — a life-sized one — supposedly for a tribute display.
Here’s a modern wax figure of Einstein — could you tell the difference?