If anyone would have faked his death, it would have been Andy.
I expect this is a timed release of information as a reminder to keep his memory and comedy alive.
It’s not the first time, his comedy partner impersonated several of his characters a few years after the death.
I adored Andy from Taxi and was sad when his career went south after the women wrestling stunt.
PT Barnum famously said there was one born every minute; a nd he sold people on The Egress — but his genuine hoax concept was his finest and shinest moment and contribution to American Culture.