Andrew Koenig Found Dead in Vancouver

By Tim Surette

Feb 26, 2010

The family of actor Andrew Koenig had their worst fears confirmed on Thursday afternoon when the body of the 41-year-old Koenig—known best for his role as Richard "Boner" Stabone on the 1980s family sitcom Growing Pains—was discovered in Vancouver's Stanley Park, according to CNN. He had been missing since February 14; his parents, worried that they hadn't heard from their son, disclosed that Andrew had been battling depression and warned that he may do something to harm himself.

His father, Walter Koenig, was also an actor: He played Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek series. Andrew Koenig also appeared in 21 Jump Street, My Two Dads, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He filmed a few small movies in the last few years, but it's his role as Boner—the hilarious, dim-witted, and classic sidekick to Mike Seaver (Kirk Cameron)—that he'll be best remembered for in his career.

UPDATE: Walter Koenig has said his son committed suicide.

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  • PatrickTaylor3 Jan 28, 2012

    RIP Boner

  • nensondubois Mar 10, 2010

    This is really said. We miss you.

  • allenlawr1954 Mar 01, 2010

    Having meey Walter at a Star Trek convention years ago, at Kennedy Space center, and many others since then, I can only pray that he and the family will find peace and comfort in that Andrew no longer suffers and will always be remembered fondly by fans and friends. My heart and prayers are with the family.

  • Jshaw71 Feb 28, 2010

    sorry to hear about your loss Walter... i hope you can get through this very difficult time...

  • jjab73 Feb 28, 2010

    May he finally Rest In Peace! My condolences to his family & friends.

  • dimpleman3 Feb 27, 2010

    I remember about Andrew Koenig. when I was young in high school and always watching on "Growing Pains" T.V show. He was very good actor and he is very funny person. I am shock he was passing away. I makes me sad of him. I miss him. that is my favorite "Growing Pains"

  • pgsuperfan Feb 26, 2010

    Very Sad

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  • GiancarloFris Feb 26, 2010

    Memorial for Andrew Koenig. Express your thoughts

  • atc4gvn Feb 26, 2010

    The ones that suffer the most are his family. Darkcanuck65 is right. Our country needs to try harder to help people with mental illness and help others understand how to help. There would be less violence against others and selves if more people knew the resources to get help for themselves and others.

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