Friday, February 26, 2010

Growing Pains Actor Andrew Koenig Found Dead In Vancouver After Suicide

Actor Andrew Koenig has been found and the news is not good.

The "Growing Pains" actor was found dead in a Vancouver park after committing suicide. His body was found in a wooded area near Stanley Park.

His parents held an emotional news conference yesterday saying, "Andrew took his own life." Andrew's father, Walter Koenig, played Chekov on the original "Star Trek" television series.

Officials say foul play has been ruled out, and the family did not believe drugs were involved saying depression was most likely the motivator and said, "He obviously was in a lot of pain".

They said Andrew, 41, had been depressed, and had given away his belongings and had stopped taking his medication and taking phone calls. They pleaded with others who suffer from depression to reach out and seek help.

Walter said at a press conference:

"If you are one of those people who can't handle it any more, know people are out there who really care before you make that final decision, talk to somebody."

In addition to his run on Growing Pains, Andrew Koenig also appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, My Two Dads, G.I. Joe, and the movies NonSense, InAlienable and The Theory of Everything.

Watch Video Of Walter Koenig Press Conference


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