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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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Police in Vancouver, B.C., are hopeful that actor Andrew Koenig is alive and simply laying low. The Growing Pains star has been missing more than a week.

Investigators haven't found the actor, who has not been heard from since the week before last, but say they remain "hopeful" he's out there and is alive.

The publicity surrounding the disappearance of Koenig has triggered many tips to the Vancouver Police Department, according to Constable Tim Fanning.

"Right now we feel like we've really exhausted our resources on this case," Fanning told E! News today. "So [the many new leads are] good news."

"Our detectives are following up on a number of new tips."

Hopefully, Growing Pains star Andrew Koenig will turn up.

So far, though, police have been unable to confirm any new sightings of Koenig since February 14. Fanning declined to comment on a "despondent" letter from Koenig that his father, former Star Trek star Walter Koenig, referenced on his website.

Police have also notified officers and employees in and around Stanley Park, where Andrew was last seen and liked to visit, to stay on watch for any information.

The 41-year-old Koenig emptied out his apartment in Venice, Calif., recently, a friend says, because he wanted to start over in Vancouver, his "place for solace."

Fellow Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron recently released a statement pleading for his friend to contact him: "I am praying for his family during this time of distress and for his safe return," he said. "Andrew, if you're reading this, please call me."

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Actor Andrew Koenig, who starred on Growing Pains back in the day, has been reported missing, the Vancouver Police say. He has not been seen in a week.

Koenig, who played Mike Seaver's (Kirk Cameron) pal Boner, was supposed to be on a flight back to the United States on February 16, but did not check in.

He was reportedly last seen a week ago. His parents have described their son as "suffering from depression" and "not doing good" in the last few weeks.

Judy and Walter Koenig (who played Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek series) say they last heard from Andrew February 9. They also say his cell phone is off.

We're hoping for the safe return of Andrew Koenig.

The last time his phone received a text was February 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was last seen at a bakery in the Stanley Park area of Vancouver.

Lance Miccio, who worked with him on several projects, reached out to him earlier this month. Koening passed, saying he was "not going to work anymore."

Right around that time, Miccio says Andrew Koenig (who he also said was depressed) dropped off a bag of Miccio's stuff. Miccio hasn't spoken to him since.

The family is asking that anyone with information immediately contact Detective Raymond Payette of the Vancouver Police Department at 604-717-2534.

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