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The Baltimore Sun

Andy Kaufman's feud with Jerry Lawler, resurrection

Comedian Andy Kaufman was always duping the audience and collaborated with wrestler friend Jerry "The King" Lawler on an ongoing feud in which Lawler broke Kaufman's neck with a piledriver and had an on-air fight on a 1982 episode of "Late Night with David Letterman." Also, despite Kaufman's passing in 1984 from lung cancer, rumors that he faked his death still abounded, mainly fueled by his reputation for hoaxes. On the 20-year anniversary of Kaufman's death, a blogger issued a press release claiming Kaufman had returned after faking his death, which was necessary to become a comic legend. - Hanh Nguyen, Zap2itMPTV