Homeopathic cures are a huge fraud, akin to psychic healing or prayer healing. So not only was Andy Kaufman's death early, it was completely stupid and most likely it was also avoidable. What a waste. People really should understand that if alternative medicine actually worked, we would just call it medicine.
Yes, I think that Andy Kaufman's attempt to cure his cancer with homeopathic medicine contributed to his early death, because with something like cancer, homeopathic remedies alone are not likely to be enough to solve the problem. Homeopathic remedies are good for things like chronic pain, but with something like cancer, traditional intervention is necessary.
I personally think that Andy Kaufman's attempt to cure his cancer with homeopathic medicine did not contribute to his early death because homeopathic medicine is medicine that helps heal the body and I personally think that if he was taking that medication from the beginning it would not have caused his death.
Homeopathic and natural medicine can often be very effective in treating diseases such as cancer. Western medicine is sometimes more effective, but not always. And, besides, western treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation often make the last part of life full of pain and suffering. So whether sooner or later, one has to choose the way one wants to die and he did that.
I do not believe Andy Kaufman's attempt to cure his cancer with homeopathic medicine contributed to his early death. Kaufman was diagnosed with lung cancer which metastasized to his brain, in terms of cancer, he had a fairly severe case. He was treated with palliative radiotherapy as well, before he turned whole hearted to other treatments, such as psychic surgery. None the less, his future was probably already set in stone regardless of what treatment he sought.