Andrew Koenig Found Dead in Vancouver

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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Jan 28, 2012
RIP Boner
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Mar 10, 2010
This is really said. We miss you.
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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.
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Feb 28, 2010
sorry to hear about your loss Walter... i hope you can get through this very difficult time...
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Feb 28, 2010
May he finally Rest In Peace! My condolences to his family & friends.
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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"
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Feb 26, 2010
Very Sad
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Feb 26, 2010
RIP
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Feb 26, 2010
Memorial for Andrew Koenig. Express your thoughts

http://www.lifestrand.net/affection/show/Andrew_Koenig
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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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Feb 26, 2010
Depression is a very real and very scary thing and people who suffer from need our love and patience. Take a moment today and tell some one you love that your life would mean less without them in it.

I met his father once and my heart goes out to him and his family and loved ones.

Very, very sad.
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Feb 26, 2010
thats sad. He was a good actor. There is a fan film called batman: dead end that he played the joker in. He was great.
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Feb 26, 2010
How awful. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
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Feb 26, 2010
RIP.
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Feb 26, 2010
RIP.
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Feb 26, 2010
when I found this out I was shocked. R.I.P.
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Feb 26, 2010
unfortune but it happens he made a choice that some might not I hope he's in a better place and free from illness and pain thoughts and prayers for his family and friends
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Feb 26, 2010
I was hoping he would turn up alive. I feel sorry for his family.
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Feb 26, 2010
I was holding out hope that he would be found safe and sound, but after hearing that he had recently sold off or given away most of his possessions, I began to fear he worst. My thoughts and prayers go to his family.
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Feb 26, 2010
RIP
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Feb 26, 2010
How awful.
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Feb 26, 2010
So, sorry to hear.
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Feb 26, 2010
Horrible news for his fam. RIP Boner.
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Feb 26, 2010
so sad
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Feb 26, 2010
R.I.P.
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Feb 26, 2010
Sad news fell bad for his family. Sounds like he took his own life. Him coming up in the news really made me miss growing pains.
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