Andy Kaufman is a famous performer and illusionist who pretended to have lung cancer and die in 1984. He told at least 5 people of his plan to fake his death only 2 short years before he died at age 35 of lung cancer despite not smoking, drinking or using drugs.
No one believed he was really sick and many believe he's alive today. He was obsessed with the "Elvis Lives" concept and decided to try it himself after talking with hoaxer Alan Abel, who successfully faked his death and had his obituary published in the NY Times. He can be found on Twitter, Myspace and Facebook under various names and was the subject of the 1999 film, "Man on the Moon" starring Jim Carrey and the R.E.M. song of the same name.
Methylene-dioxy-meth-amphetamine (MDMA), also known as ecstasy, is a synthetic drug from the empathogen family. It primarily affects serotonin levels in the brain and causes effects like stimulation, mild hallucinations and feelings of love and empathy. It is sold in the form of pressed tablets with different colors and imprints as well as powder-filled capsules ("Molly").
Once used in psychotherapy, Ecstasy
is a Schedule I drug highly associated with the rave scene.