Missing Growing Pains Actor Andrew Koenig’s Body Found

Koenig (aka "Boner") Found Deceased

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Update: Tragically, Koenig’s body was found in Stanley Park in Vancouver. His father Walter Koenig reportedly said in a press conference, "Our son took his own life. He was obviously in a lot of pain."

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Original Article: Andrew Koenig, an actor best known for portraying Kirk Cameron’s best friend "Boner" on the 80s sitcom Growing Pains has gone missing, and his family is using the web to try and find him. The family’s efforts begin at Andrew’s father’s website at WalterKoneigSite.com, which details Andrew’s last known whereabouts and the efforts the family is taking to try and locate him.

Here is what he looked like on "Growing Pains":

Koenig as Boner

Here is a more current photo provided on the site:

Andrew Koenig Missing

"Andrew has been an activist his entire life and most recently has been working on behalf of the people of Burma, and was arrested during the 2008 Rose Bowl parade for protesting American involvement in China’s Olympics," it says on the site. "Andrew was suffering from depression at the time of his disappearance. The last time the Koenigs heard from Andrew by phone was on February 9. His cell phone is turned off and the last time his phone received a text was on February 16 in Vancouver."

It goes on to explain that on February 16, Walter got a letter from his son, which left him "concerned," due to its "despondent tone." The site says it’s not believed that any specific incident prompted the disappearance, adding that drugs were not an issue.

Contact information for the Vancouver detective on the case is provided at the site.

Andrew appears to have a Facebook profile with over 500 friends, though it’s hard to say with certainty that it’s legitimate (update: a reader has commented that she is a friend of his on Facebook and that it is his profile). A Twitter profile registered to an Andrew Koenig, sporting the same current photograph provided by Andrew’s father’s site can be found at twitter.com/JeSuisLeSinge. Again, we can’t be certain of the legitimacy, but it looks convincing as it displays tweets regarding activism-related topics. It has not been updated since January 24.

Missing Growing Pains Actor Andrew Koenig’s Body Found
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  • Mary Benedict

    I know Andrew Koenig and am one of the friends listed, and I can vouch that the Facebook profile is real. We’re all praying for him.

    • Chris Crum

      Hi Mary, thank you for the comment. I sincerely hope that Internet coverage like this article will help find him. — Chris Crum

  • jeff michalski

    A news report had him last seen a Stanley Park. Its were Eckhart Tolle found himself destitute and on a park bench before his supposed enlightenment. I don’t mean to be frivolous but perhaps Andrew set out on a similar journey and might be found there. We’ve talked of such things before. I hope he is well. He is a wonderful soul.

  • http://alfreds-on-beale.com hery

    My thoughts and prayers are with this family. I hope they find him alive and well.

  • http://www.thebuddhagarden.com The Buddha Garden

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of Andrew Koenig. He was a warrior, trying to stand up for the downtrodden, and his social consciousness is something that we need more of. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. Just as the world needs angels out there who fight for the rights of the Burmese and Tibetans, we also need angels to fight for those suffering from depression.

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