Actor Andrew Koenig was found dead in Vancouver, British Columbia’s Stanley Park. Despite a three-team search-and-rescue effort that covered the park last Tuesday, his body was recovered by an independent search organized by a group of the actor’s friends Thursday. According to Koenig’s father, actor Walter Koenig, Andrew’s cause of death was suicide. Koenig’s father further said that his son suffered from depression and had stopped taking his medication. The actor had been missing since February 14.
Koenig was perhaps best known for his role as “Boner,” friend to star Kirk Cameron’s character “Mike Seaver” on the ’80s sitcom Growing Pains. The actor also appeared in various roles on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 21 Jump Street, and My Two Dads. He was 41.
One of our favorite roles portrayed by Andrew was that of The Joker in the original fan film Batman: Dead End from 2003. Check out the video after the jump, and our thoughts go out to the Koenig family during this difficult time.