Former Growing Pains actor Andrew Koenig has been found dead in a wooded area of a sprawling Vancouver downtown park, apparently after committing suicide.

The actor's father, former Star Trek star Walter Koenig, said "my son took his own life", and police spokeswoman Jana McGuinness said: "I'll let Mr Koenig's words speak for themselves."

Ms McGuinness, speaking at a press conference at the park, said foul play was not involved, but said she could not be more specific because the coroner was taking over the investigation.

"He was obviously in a lot of pain," Walter Koenig said, referring his son's depression.

Andrew Koenig, 41, had a recurring role on the 1980s sitcom as Richard "Boner" Stabone, a pal of star Kirk Cameron's character, Mike.

The native of Venice, California, hadn't been seen since February 14, when he was visiting friends in Canada.

He was supposed to return home two days later. His parents reported him missing on February 18, then asked the public for help finding him a few days later.

On Tuesday, Vancouver police and three search-and-rescue teams looked for any signs of Koenig throughout Stanley Park, which covers more than 1,000 acres.

Friends and family decided to try again on their own and one of them found Koenig's body near a marsh in a heavily wooded area about 100 feet off the Bridle Path.

Ms McGuiness said the body could not be seen from the walking path.


  据国外媒体报道,加拿大警方于当地时间2月25日在温哥华的一个公园中发现了一具尸体,他们怀疑这具尸体就是前不久失踪的《成长的烦恼》男星安德鲁-克尼格(Andrew Koenig)。安德鲁-克尼格的父母正在准备举行新闻发布会,向公众解释发生的事情。

  41岁的安德鲁-克尼格曾是《成长的烦恼》(Growing Pains)影星,不久前在加拿大的不列颠哥伦比亚省失踪。在当地时间2月 25日中午,搜寻安德鲁的警察在温哥华的一个公园中发现了一具尸体。温哥华的警方目前正在就尸体展开调查,他们初步判断这具尸体应该就是安德鲁-克尼格。


  安德鲁-克尼格曾于1985-1989年在《成长的烦恼》中出演主角迈克-西弗(Mike Seaver)的好友伯纳(Boner),属于当时的重要常驻配角,当年在我国也有一定人气。