Actor Andrew Koenig, who went missing after he was seen visiting his friends in Vancouver on February 14, is now found dead in Stanley Park. His Family and the Vancouver police have confirmed on Thursday that the Growing Pains star was in depressed state that led him to commit suicide.
Talking to the media at the news conference held on Thursday evening, the actor's father Walter Koenig, who is known for his role Pavel Chekov on the original Star Trek series, said, "My son took his own life." He also spoke about his depression and said, "He was obviously in a lot of pain."
Police spokeswoman Jana McGuinness, who was also present in the news conference, said that the Vancouver police and three search-and-rescue teams had held a search operation in 1,000 acres Stanley Park and they found Koenig's body near a marsh in a heavily wooded area. However, she confirmed that foul play was not involved. The coroner was taking over the investigation.
However, Andrew Koenig, 41, had a recurring role on the 1980s sitcom as Richard "Boner" Stabone, a pal of star Kirk Cameron's character, Mike.