Andrew Koenig, son ofÂ Star Trek TOS starWalter Koenig, was found dead on Thursday due to an apparent suicide. His friends and family went to the 1,000 acre park and made the discovery of his body. His body was found in a heavily wooded part of the park.
Walter Koenig was nearby when his son’s body was found.
Andrew had been missing for more than a week. The park was one that Andrew,41,favored when he lived in Vancouver more than 10 years ago.
Walter had this to say about his son’s death:
“Our son took his own life, He was obviously in a lot of pain.”
Andrew was known for hisÂ role as Richard “Boner” Stabone on the popular 1980s TV seriesÂ Growing Pains,
was in the midst of a life-long struggle with depression.
“If you learn anything from this,” Koenig said, directing his comments to those who also suffer from depression, “there are people out there who care.”
“In his pain,” Judith Koenig said, “he didn’t realize help was available to him.”
“He was much loved,” the mother said, “and he had lots to contribute to this world.”