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Walter Koeing son Andrew expires

MUMBAI: The actor son of Star Trek veteran Walter Koenig was found dead in a wood in Vancouver. Koenig said his 41-year-old son Andrew, who suffered from depression committed suicide.


On Thursday, his body was discovered in Vancouver‘s 1,000-acre Stanley Park, where Andrew liked to walk and was last seen.


Police has said that they were not of the view that anyone else had been involved. Andrew was best known for his recurring role as ‘Boner‘ on US sitcom Growing Pains, between 1985-1989.


Andrew‘s parents reported him missing when he failed to return home to Los Angeles after visiting friends in Vancouver earlier this month.


Walter, who played Lieutenant Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek series, said his son was "obviously in a lot of pain" to have taken his own life. In a statement he said that Andrew had given away his belongings and had not been taking his medication. He urged others suffering from depression to seek help.
"If you are one of those people who can‘t handle it any more, know people are out there who really care before you make that final decision," Koenig, 71, said.
 

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