More than a week after “Growing Pains” actor Andrew Koenig went missing, his body has been found in Vancouver, CNN is reporting.
An unnamed source, who reportedly spoke to Koenig’s father, told CNN that the body found in Vancouver’s Stanley Park on Thursday (February 25) at around noon is the 41-year-old. A news conference is expected for later Thursday, and various reports are saying that his parents — including “Star Trek” icon Walter Koenig — may attend.
Fans, media and authorities alike had all come together over the last week in search of Koenig, who vanished on Valentine’s Day and then missed a flight home to Los Angeles two days later. Reports later leaked that Vancouver police classified the actor as being “despondent” upon his disappearance , that he had suffered from depression, and had mailed a letter to his father before vanishing that gave the family cause for concern. As friends and family feared the worst, his Hollywood peers, including Alyssa Milano, Kevin Smith, Alyson Hannigan and Sarah Silverman, all used Twitter to voice concern and ask for help locating the actor.
Joshua Andrew Koenig was born August 17, 1968, and worked as an actor, film director, editor and writer. He was best known for playing troublemaking teen Richard “Boner” Stabone on the ABC sitcom “Growing Pains,” starring Kirk Cameron — who sent out his own desperate plea for Koenig’s safe reappearance recently.
In the years since the hit sitcom went off the air, Koenig had a small role on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” voiced the Joker in a fan film called “Batman: Dead End” and wrote and directed the 2004 short film “Woman in a Green Dress.” If the reports are true, Koenig’s last professional work is believed to be alongside “Twilight” star Jackson Rathbone in the experimental indie film “DaZe: Vol. Too – NonSeNse.”