We’ve had enough sad news around here lately. The body of actor Andrew Koenig, made famous by his sting on “Growing Pains”, was found today in an urban park in Vancouver.
He went missing more than a week ago after he moved out of his Venice, California apartment. Reports have said that Andrew suffered from depression. His parents, including Star Trek actor Walter Koenig (he played Chekov), gave a statement to the press today. Fighting strong emotions, Walter said “Our son took his own life. He was obviously in a lot of pain. If you learn anything from this,” Koenig continued, directing his comments to those who also suffer from depression, “there are people out there who care.”
Andrew’s mother, Judith Koenig, added, “In his pain, he didn’t realize help was available to him”.
She continued, “He was much loved, and he had lots to contribute to this world”.