Son of ‘Star Trek’ actor found dead in Canada

Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Television
Andrew Koenig
Andrew Koenig

Police in Vancouver have identified a body found in a city park as belonging to the missing actor Andrew Koenig, People and CNN are reporting.

Koenig, the son of original Star Trek and Babylon 5 actor Walter Koenig, was last seen on Valentine’s Day at a Vancouver, British Columbia, bakery during a visit with friends. He failed to make his flight back to the U.S. and reportedly had abandoned his apartment in California before taking the trip, according to People magazine.

His parents abruptly canceled an apperance on Larry King’s CNN showlast night at the last minute because they felt disrespected by waiting for the talk-show host to respond to breaking news about the deadly orca attack at SeaWorld Orlando and the Toyota hearings in Congress. The network today said there were no hard feelings and offered their “heartfelt thoughts and prayers” to the family.

Koenig’s former “Growing Pains” castmates, including evangelical co-star Kirk Cameron, expressed their own prayers and hopes for the actor’s safety in recent conversations with Fox News. Koenig played the wacky neighbor named “Boner” on that show.

Sci-fi news site Airlock Alpha described the 41-year-old as an active improv performer and a lifelong social justice activist, having recently been involved in supporting the repressed people of Myanmar/Burma and protesting against the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

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