Police Say Actor Andrew Koenig Is Dead

At a press conference in the downtown park where his body was found, police said foul play was not suspected, but would not release a cause of death because the coroner is still investigating.

The actor's father, Walter Koenig, said his son "took his own life." Walter Koenig played Pavel Chekov on the original "Star Trek" TV series.

Friends found the body at around noon Thursday in a heavily wooded area about 100 feet from a popular foot path.

Koenig, 41, was visiting friends in Vancouver when he went missing more than a week ago.

The Venice, California, native had a recurring role on the 1980s sitcom as "Boner", a pal of star Kirk Cameron's character, "Mike".

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  • by To: The Voice on Mar 22, 2010 at 07:44 AM
    When God has had HIS fill with all the nonsense on this earth....you will hear that "fathery figure" say: ENOUGH ! Then, you will wish you had listened. Then, it will be too late. So go ahead and be "cool" or whatever you call it...and see where it gets you in the end.... My condolences to this young mans family.
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Feb 27, 2010 at 11:57 PM
    I guess those of you bickering over stupid, unrelated trash and making wisecracks here have never had to watch someone dying that has done themselves in. I have. So why not do us all a favor and stop already.
  • by The Voice on Feb 26, 2010 at 07:56 PM
    Anonymous and Jeff, your scare tactics involving that spooky father figure in the sky won't work. Kirk Cameron is a typical hypocritical christian. So, don't get on anyone else's case because we don't believe.
  • by Jeff to The Voice on Feb 26, 2010 at 06:52 PM
    You're ignorant. Whether or not you believe in prayer, cracking on someone who does is just plain wrong. Andrew is in a much better place now.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 at 06:27 PM
    To who posted as- The Voice-I will be praying for you-God did not cause this to happen I hope and pray that before something happens to you or someone close to you, your thoughts change-May God be with you
  • by The Voice on Feb 26, 2010 at 05:14 PM
    Looks like all of the praying that Kirk Cameron said he did didn't help. Further proof that there is no god.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Feb 26, 2010 at 12:26 PM
    Depression is a hard thing to spot sometimes, but there were definitely warning signs here. I read that he returned books, gifts, to friends; that he gave away or sold many of his belongings in the days preceding his departure for Canada. That is a huge sign of depression, and possible self-destruction. Usually, a person who intends to commit suicide will not warn anyone verbally, if they are serious. You will just find them later, and possibly, a note. It's one of the saddest ways to lose a loved one, because you always wish you could have seen the signs and prevented it. May God have mercy on his soul...
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:55 AM
    I'm sorry, you're right. I'm usually much funnier...but this just isn't a very funny report. I shoulda kept quiet. Forgive me!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 at 08:51 AM
    To Jethro Bodine. Be more original. His dad said that.
  • by to Jethro Bodine Location: N.C on Feb 26, 2010 at 08:49 AM
    hey bodine what are you talking about it makes no sense to the article at all. Put something that makes sense
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