The star of the Growing Pains, Andrew Koenig was found dead in a Vancouver park on Thursday. He committed suicide.
“My son took his own life,” his father, Walter Koenig, said in an emotional news conference in the park.
It seems that the actor’s body was found around 11:30 a.m. in a heavily wooded area just off a bridle path in 1,000-acre Stanley Park.
It seems that his father and other persons were searching him when a private search team of his family found the body. His father was in the midst of searching when he received a cell phone call from other searchers who discovered the body.
“I went to the site,” Walter Koenig said, adding that’s when he discovered his son had committed suicide.
Actor Andrew Koenig, 41, disappeared on Feb. 16 while traveling to the British Columbia city.
The announcement came one day later when Koenig’s father made an emotional televised plea to his son to let the family know he was okay.
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