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FORD
02-25-2010, 11:06 PM
Andrew Koenig's body found; 'My son took his own life,' father says
February 25, 2010 | 5:38 pm

A tearful Walter Koenig appeared at a press conference Thursday evening to confirm that a body found earlier in the day in Vancouver's Stanley Park was that of his son, missing "Growing Pains" actor Andrew Koenig.

"My son took his own life," Walter Koenig said, wife Judy at his side.

Both parents and about 10 of Andrew's friends had returned to Stanley Park -- which at 1,000 acres is larger than New York's Central Park -- on Thursday morning to conduct their own search. They split into teams, Walter said, and after about two hours a call came from the other team saying that Andrew's body had been found. Walter and Judy then went to the site.

The Koenigs pleaded with others who might have depressed family members to recognize the signs.

Walter Koenig appealed to those who might be in emotional pain: "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."

Said Judy: "Don't rationalize away anything -- connect with each other if there's something that's bothering you, because there's love out there."
The body was found off a trail in a densely wooded area, and "was unseen from the path," a police spokeswoman said. Police have no reason to believe foul play was involved, she said, and would not release a cause of death, as a coroner's investigation has been opened.

Koenig, who played best friend Richard "Boner" Stabone to Kirk Cameron's Mike Seaver on the sitcom in the late 1980s, was last seen on Valentine's Day in Vancouver, where he had been visiting friends. He was reported missing Feb. 18 after failing to catch a Feb. 16 flight home to the L.A. area. His cellphone was last used Feb. 16. Andrew's parents, Walter and Judy Koenig, said they received a letter from him last week in which their son wrote in a "despondent tone." He had stopped taking medication for depression about a year ago, said his father, one of the stars of the original "Star Trek" series. The Koenigs had arrived in Vancouver on Tuesday to assist in the search.

They appeared on the "Today" show Wednesday to ask for help in finding their son. A planned appearance via remote on "Larry King Live" was delayed by other news Wednesday, and the Koenigs left in frustration without going on the air.


Andrew Koenig's friends and other celebrities stepped up starting last week on Twitter, Facebook and blogs to let people know that Andrew was missing, former costar Cameron among them.

Unknown to his parents, in the weeks leading up to his Vancouver visit Koenig gave away his belongings, gave notice on his Venice apartment and paid his final rent.

"It started off as a garage sale," a neighbor told People, "and eventually, he put everything out in front of the apartment, like he was giving it away." According to a friend, Andrew said he wanted to start over in Vancouver.

"The information we've gathered from friends and family was that Andrew was despondent and going through a low period in his life like many people do, so we are very hopeful for his safe return and that he comes out of this dark period safely," Vancouver police spokesman Const. Tim Fanning said earlier this week.

Andrew Koenig's body found; 'My son took his own life,' father says | Ministry of Gossip | Los Angeles Times (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/02/missing-actor-andrew-koenig-found-dead-in-vancouver-park.html)

Terry
02-26-2010, 07:04 AM
Yeah, well, the poor bastard probably had enough after 20-odd years of being called "boner".

God bless, I guess. Doubtless I'm an asshole, but my reaction when seeing this on the news was "who gives a fuck?"

Now, when MY boner goes missing...that WILL be a fucking tragedy.

FORD
02-26-2010, 08:15 AM
Honestly, I wish it had been John Boner. :(

Mr Walker
02-26-2010, 09:23 AM
Sad end to a sad story that I've been following during the week.

ELVIS
02-26-2010, 10:24 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/static/managed/img/Entertainment/2010/koenig640_doomsday_604x341.jpg


:elvis:

fryingdutchman
02-26-2010, 11:47 AM
So now "Boner" is a "stiff."

The shit just writes itself.....

fryingdutchman
02-26-2010, 11:48 AM
Boner's dad, Walter Koenig, played "Chekhov" on "Star Trek" if memory serves.

sadaist
02-26-2010, 11:52 AM
Boner's dad, Walter Koenig, played "Chekhov" on "Star Trek" if memory serves.

Yes. That would be correct.

Sad story. Decent looking guy too. I wonder why he didn't do any acting. He seems to have the right look. Or at least maybe play his dad's part in the recent Star Trek movie from a year ago or so. That might have been cool.

kissfan1976
02-26-2010, 12:15 PM
Go to YouTube and look up Batman Dead End.
It's a pretty cool fan made short fiim that came out in 2003
and has Batman fighting a Predator and features Andrew Koenig as The Joker.


http://www.batmania.com.ar/images/images_online/dead_end04.jpg

Diamondjimi
02-26-2010, 12:30 PM
Pretty sad that the family had to gather in teams of friends to find his body. What the fuck where the authorities doing about it
Fuck all it seems....

kwame k
02-26-2010, 12:36 PM
Seems that way Jimi but......they do have the Olympics going on at the same time. Not making excuses and it's sad this dude couldn't beat his depression.

Baby's On Fire
02-26-2010, 07:18 PM
Pretty sad that the family had to gather in teams of friends to find his body. What the fuck where the authorities doing about it
Fuck all it seems....

The Vancouver Police organized the search of the park. Larry King interviewed them the night before.

Little Texan
02-26-2010, 08:20 PM
Yeah, well, the poor bastard probably had enough after 20-odd years of being called "boner".

God bless, I guess. Doubtless I'm an asshole, but my reaction when seeing this on the news was "who gives a fuck?"

Now, when MY boner goes missing...that WILL be a fucking tragedy.

Maybe Boner would have lived had he taken Viagra instead of anti-depressants? Ok, maybe that was in poor taste. RIP, "Boner".

LEFTY is Gar's Bitch
02-26-2010, 08:31 PM
im drunk.

Terry
02-27-2010, 12:22 AM
im drunk.


yeah, yeah, yeah...


...just shaddup and show us yer titties.

Blackflag
02-27-2010, 01:56 AM
Ford mourns the loss of boner. Shocking.

Dan
02-27-2010, 03:43 AM
My Pussy Smells So Bad That It Has Killed All Of The Flies Around It.

OMG?

Clean Your Fucking Hole,Then.:hitch::biggrin:

Diamondjimi
02-27-2010, 03:44 AM
yeah, yeah, yeah...


...just shaddup and show us yer titties.

Ewww...

:puking-smiley:

Igosplut
02-27-2010, 07:45 AM
im drunk.

Hopefully you'll black out and kill GARgle....

thome
02-27-2010, 11:12 AM
Ford mourns the loss of boner. Shocking.

Maybe we could have a Telethone or something..?...lol

I would be sad if I lost mine too.

And ...P.S. How could a dude with such cool hair be sad..?

I mean maybe the Checkov son was rocking a perm, but if it was his real hair.

That alone is enough reason to keep trekking on..?

I guess there are so many reasons to check out and some cannot find the reasons to hang on.

RIP son of Pavel.

Bill Lumbergh
02-28-2010, 04:30 AM
Yeah, well, the poor bastard probably had enough after 20-odd years of being called "boner".

God bless, I guess. Doubtless I'm an asshole, but my reaction when seeing this on the news was "who gives a fuck?"

Now, when MY boner goes missing...that WILL be a fucking tragedy.

Terry maintains his status of "Bill Lumbergh's fave poster of all time"....

Terry
02-28-2010, 08:43 AM
Terry maintains his status of "Bill Lumbergh's fave poster of all time"....


I just got some praise from Caesar, far as I'm concerned.

VanHalenFan5150
02-28-2010, 05:46 PM
Heard he hung himself from a tree.

What a boner move to do. OH, excuse me... :hee: