Walter Koenig, played Chekov on Star Trek and Babylon 5, located his precious son, actor Andrew Koenig, age 41, dead in Stanley Park in Vancouver on Thursday. What a horrible tragedy to find his son had committed suicide and to find him after weeks of looking for their missing son Andrew Koenig.
After finding Andrew Koenig, Walter Koenig admitted that he could tell that his son had committed suicide. Both Walter Koenig and Andrew’s sister, Danielle, admitted that Andrew Koenig had been depressed lately. Andrew had been depressed with his lack of acting career opportunities. Andrew Koenig had played “Boner” on the 80’s hit Growing Pains among other smaller opportunities.
Walter Koenig, at a press conference in Vancouver, said, "Andrew had some very close friends here in Vancouver, he really felt this was home. Ten of them decided today (to make) yet another sweep of Stanley Park and invited me to join them. We have already said what a great guy he was and a good human being. He was obviously in a lot of pain."
Andrew Koenig had been on anti-depressants about a year ago, but had chosen to stop taking them. Andrew Koenig had many friends in Canada, so he traveled there often. He had last been seen on February 14th, but when he missed his return flight back to the USA, his parents were alarmed.
Walter Koenig and his wife did not know that before he took to the Olympics in Vancouver, Andrew Koenig had sold or given away most of his possessions. He also moved out of his Venice, CA apartment. Dr. Dominika Osmolska, PsyD, said "That is a classic suicidal sign. Classic. It's the one we psychologists are really trained to watch for."
Sorrowful condolences to the Andrew Koenig family in light of their recent loss.
Here is a video of the parents of Andrew Koenig press conference, discussing the suicide of their son.