has insisted that the legend is still alive and kicking. This despite the fact that she's actually believed to be New York-based actress Alexandra Tatarsky, the daughter of a psychologist. If that all sounds a little confusing, it's because it totally is. Conspiracy theories regarding the apparently strange nature of Kaufman's death have always been widespread, though this announcement - which came out of the blue at the Andy Kaufman Awards, held yearly in NY - takes the prize. The woman (it's not confirmed as of yet whether or not she is, in actuality, Alexandra Tatarsky) apparently gathered everybody together at the request of Kaufman's real-life brother Michael and explained that her "father" had faked his death because he wanted to concentrate his efforts on being a better dad. The woman is also thought to be 24-years-old, which doesn't make a lot of sense when you do the math (Kaufman would have died five years before she was even born). Before bringing the women out to speak, Michael Kaufman apparently went into a long anecdote describing an incident where he accidentally discovered his brother's plans to fake his own death. Following on from the revelation, however, Michael (speaking to the THR) supposedly said: "I think I've been misquoted, OK? I never came out with, 'He's alive.' I'm as skeptical as anybody else." So what the heck is going on here, then? Is this some kind of extensive prank? A publicity stunt? Why would Michael Kaufman recruit an actress to play his "niece"? Nobody is quite sure at this time, though according to The Smoking Gun, that's exactly what happened - the pair met at a gallery in New York and decided to embark upon the stunt/prank/whatever the heck this thing is together. Whatever the case may be, the fact that the woman in question appears to be one Alexandra Tatarsky means that it's going to be a relatively short-lived prank. What to make of all this? Let us know in the comments section below.