Andrew Koenig Found Dead of Suicide

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The Andrew Koenig saga has ended in tragedy.

Almost two weeks since the former Growing Pains actor went missing, Koenig was found dead yesterday in a wooded area of a downtown park where he often spent time. All indications point to suicide.

Said actor's father, Walter Koenig: “My son took his own life... If you can learn anything from this, it’s that there are people out there who really care, and you may not think so, and ultimately it may not be enough, but... before you make that final decision, check it out again, talk to somebody."

Police spokeswoman Jana McGuinness simply echoed that sentiment: "I'll let Mr. Koenig's words speak for themselves."

Speaking at a press conference at the park, McGuinness said foul play was not an issue, but added she could not elaborate until the coroner completed the investigation.

Koenig recurred on the 1980s sitcom as Richard "Boner" Stabone. His last television appearance took place in 1993 on an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Our thoughts go out to his family.

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