Walter Koenig confirmed the sad news that his son, Growing Pains actor Andrew Koenig was dead.
At a press conference on Thursday evening, Walter Koenig confirmed that a body found in Vancouver’s Stanley Park was indeed that of actor Andrew Koenig who was missing since Feb 14, 2010.
Walter Koenig told the press: “My son took his own life”.
Both of Andrew’s parents and around 10 of Andrew’s good friends had conducted their own search at Stanley Park, after reports of Andrew being sighted there.
Just a day earlier, Walter Koenig urged people to search for his son in an emotional plea: “If you can learn anything from this, it’s that there are people out there who really care, and you may not think so, and ultimately it may not be enough, but … before you make that final decision, check it out again, talk to somebody.”
Andrew Koenig was known to have been suffering from depression. This news of his death has caused his family and fans a deep sense of pain.
Our sympathies are with the Koenig family as well as his friends.