Andrew Koenig, best known for his role as Boner on Growing Pains, went missing on February 14th in Vancouver. Everybody (including that crazy Kirk Cameron) was hoping that Boner would turn up safe and sound. Unfortunately, it seems that isn’t going to happen. The Vancouver Sun says that police believe they found Andrew’s body in Stanley Park this afternoon. The police will hold a news conference shortly to give more details.
Andrew’s father Walter Koenig, who played Chekov in Star Trek, is expected to attend the press conference.
Andrew completely cleared out his Los Angeles apartment three weeks ago. Friends say he started to sell his stuff, but eventually just gave everything away. Andrew told his landlord he was going to Vancouver to visit his friends. Andrew’s friends also said he was suffering from clinical depression at the time that he went missing. Poor Boner.
I have to step away from the computer for a few, but I’ll update this post with details from the press conference as soon as I can. You can check TMZ for updates.
UPDATE: At today’s press conference, it was confirmed that the body found by police this afternoon was in fact Boner. Andrew Koenig’s father Walter said that his son committed suicide. Walter added, “What you can learn from this … is that there are people out there who really, really care. Before you make that final decision … talk to somebody.” Rest in peace, Boner….