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Missing actor's body found in Vancouver park
CNN.com ^ | 02/25/10 | Alan Duke

Posted on 02/25/2010 5:51:30 PM PST by KevinDavis

(CNN) -- Actor Andrew Koenig, who had been missing since February 14, committed suicide, his father told reporters after his son's body was found Thursday in a park in Vancouver, British Columbia.

"My son took his own life," Walter Koenig said at a news conference in the park.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: actor; koenig; scifi; suicide

1 posted on 02/25/2010 5:51:30 PM PST by KevinDavis
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To: Ronin; HeartlandOfAmerica; Bob J; SilvieWaldorfMD; mowowie; Bender2; TheVitaminPress; ...


A big thanks goes to Visualops for the Banner!!


2 posted on 02/25/2010 5:52:24 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ad Astra Per Aspera!!!)
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To: KevinDavis

That was Boner! I loved Boner......dang.


3 posted on 02/25/2010 5:52:37 PM PST by Engineer_Soldier
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To: KevinDavis

Another Former Child Actor says goodbye.


4 posted on 02/25/2010 5:54:58 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Engineer_Soldier

For those familiar with fanfilms, he was also the Joker in Batman: Dead End. Very sad to hear of his passing.


5 posted on 02/25/2010 5:55:00 PM PST by messierhunter
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To: KevinDavis
OK, you can delete that PM I just sent you.


6 posted on 02/25/2010 5:55:50 PM PST by Viking2002 (Old fishermen never die. They just smell that way.)
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To: KevinDavis

Sad to hear of this loss for the Koenig family. He never got an iconic role like his father’s role on Star Trek.


7 posted on 02/25/2010 5:56:19 PM PST by DHSMostWanted (ByeBye Benedict Nelson in 2012.)
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To: KevinDavis

Kirk Cameron asked him to call him. Must have been too late.


8 posted on 02/25/2010 5:56:23 PM PST by Sybeck1 (POTUS : Punk of the United States)
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To: KevinDavis
Walter Koenig was “Chechov” in the original Star Trek,wasn’t he?
9 posted on 02/25/2010 5:57:05 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: KevinDavis

10 posted on 02/25/2010 5:57:38 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: KevinDavis

What a horrible thing to do to your parents, God bless them all.


11 posted on 02/25/2010 5:57:42 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Gay State Conservative; All

Yes...


12 posted on 02/25/2010 5:57:59 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ad Astra Per Aspera!!!)
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To: Sybeck1

From the article, interesting and sad:

Koenig was an activist interested in many causes, his father’s Web site says. He was arrested at the Rose Bowl in 2008 while protesting U.S. involvement in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in China. He opposed U.S. participation because of China’s support for a repressive regime in Myanmar, also known as Burma, the Web site says.


13 posted on 02/25/2010 5:59:49 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: KevinDavis

So sad. :( Prayers for the family.


14 posted on 02/25/2010 5:59:53 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: KevinDavis
Very sad for The Koenig family. A permanent solution to a (hopefully) temporary problem. It looks like the man had been suffering for years. At least his pain is over. Never will be so for the family he left behind.
15 posted on 02/25/2010 6:02:03 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: KevinDavis
A parent's worst night mare. So sad.

sw

16 posted on 02/25/2010 6:07:09 PM PST by spectre ( Spectre's wife)
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To: roses of sharon
What a horrible thing to do to your parents

Not such a great thing to do to yourself. Just sad all around.

17 posted on 02/25/2010 6:09:19 PM PST by bigheadfred (BE WHO YOU ARE. SAY WHAT YOU FEEL. Those who matter don't mind.Those who mind don't matter)
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To: Engineer_Soldier

Never watched the show he was in but saw Walter Koenig in person at a Sci Fi Convention in Phx AZ about 10 years ago. The father was small. Too bad about the son.

Suicide Prevention specialists will tell you that selling that some of your prized possessions is an indication that suicide might happen.

Sad.


18 posted on 02/25/2010 6:16:24 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: KevinDavis

So sad for his parents and loved ones. What a selfish choice.


19 posted on 02/25/2010 6:21:54 PM PST by highimpact (Abortion - [n]: human sacrifice at the altar of convenience.)
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To: sabe@q.com
Suicide Prevention specialists will tell you that selling that some of your prized possessions is an indication that suicide might happen.

You're exactly right. With all of the suicides lately in the military, we have to go through suicide awareness classes about once every two months and this is listed as a warning sign to report to any Chaplain, mental health professional, chain-of-command member, or MP/firefighter. But it's not so much selling prized possessions as much as a sudden happy attitude while GIVING away your prized possessions.

20 posted on 02/25/2010 6:22:56 PM PST by Engineer_Soldier
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To: KevinDavis

Sad for his family.


21 posted on 02/25/2010 6:27:59 PM PST by Jaded (I realized that after Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says W T F)
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To: roses of sharon

He didn’t do it to his parents. Saying something like they suggests his parents might have had some control over the outcome of his life. He thought the hole he was in was too deep to get out of.


22 posted on 02/25/2010 6:28:24 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (i prefer my-partisan over bi-partisan)
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To: KevinDavis
He was Walter's son? I had no idea. Didn't know of him, but saw the story this week and of course I had heard of Growing Pains.

terrible

23 posted on 02/25/2010 6:30:15 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Lizavetta

He has his father’s eyes. So sad to hear about this, I really thought he was going to be found jaunting around Vancouver.


24 posted on 02/25/2010 6:31:06 PM PST by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: Engineer_Soldier; KevinDavis

He is was a guest actor in ST DS:9 Season 2 episode 10 Sanctuary. I own the entire series on DVD and am going to play it now.


25 posted on 02/25/2010 6:31:38 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Lizavetta

Love this picture. A beautiful face. . .but apparently, too much sadness to bear. Am so sorry to hear this; but at least they found him.


26 posted on 02/25/2010 6:44:28 PM PST by cricket (Proud to be the 'Party of NO')
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To: KevinDavis

Son Of Chekov


27 posted on 02/25/2010 7:04:27 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Engineer_Soldier; KevinDavis

The episode is about a species of people who find their way into the worm whole and to Federation space from the Changlings.

There are 3 mil of them and they want to immigrate to Bajor.


28 posted on 02/25/2010 7:15:37 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: KevinDavis

Prayers for the family.
RIP


29 posted on 02/25/2010 7:16:45 PM PST by mowowie
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To: mowowie; KevinDavis

i’m no pro but Bajor is Vancouver spooky


30 posted on 02/25/2010 7:30:38 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: sabe@q.com

I remember it. The Bajorans kind of had a point about not wanting to absorb that many people when they were just getting on their feet themselves.


31 posted on 02/25/2010 7:39:05 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Rastus

Well the episode showed in 1993. DS: 9 was RDM’s baby. Ronald D Moore of BSG and Caprica. I just read an article that Andrew lived in Vancouver from 1989-1992; one year before the episode in ST DS: 9.


32 posted on 02/25/2010 7:49:25 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: KevinDavis; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

Depression does kill. What a sad development.


33 posted on 02/25/2010 8:08:10 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: KevinDavis

Very sad — praying for the family.


34 posted on 02/25/2010 8:21:55 PM PST by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: sabe@q.com

I always thought of it as Ira Steven Behr’s baby. RDM brought an interesting perspective. He said that there were diverse views behind the scenes—it wasn’t an atheistic, socialistic monolith that the Roddenberry worldview suggested. That could be seen in his episode where Jake and Nog learned about capitalism while trying to get a gift for Jake’s dad.

Never saw Caprica. Very much disliked BSG.

As for Andrew, I only knew him from Growing Pains. It was one of the few shows I watched growing up and he was a favorite. I don’t consider him selfish or a coward. It’s very hard to understand how dark a place he was in, but easy to imagine how it would seem there were few options open to him.


35 posted on 02/25/2010 8:28:42 PM PST by Rastus
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To: InvisibleChurch
I have been in that hole, and sometimes you can only live a minute at a time...The right medication and doctor help some. I have learned the symptoms of depression coming on and go on anti-depressive medication if it last over a week....

My first occurance was in the 70's. The thing that surprised me was my doctor in talking to me ask if it was possible someone on campus could have put something in my coffee..I had very atypical symptoms.....

Who knows, it was the early 70's and lots of people were doing drugs, (not me) the thought that someone could have put something in my drink on campus was not anything I could think of someone doing..

Now adays its done lots, No one can really understands depression unless they have been in that deep hole without a light. Talking to someone that has been there and overcomes it is the person best to talk to...

If you have been there, they know you won't be judging them when they talk about it..(not saying someone would be judging, but depression puts one in a very fragile state of mind) They can continue their fight knowing that there is possibly hope there is an end to their blackness)

You are right, he did not do this to his parents...he did it to end his pain...

36 posted on 02/25/2010 10:13:11 PM PST by goat granny
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To: KevinDavis

Kevin, please add me to the sci-fi ping list


37 posted on 02/26/2010 2:25:39 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: sodpoodle
"Koenig was an activist interested in many causes, his father’s Web site says. He was arrested at the Rose Bowl in 2008 while protesting U.S. involvement in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in China. He opposed U.S. participation because of China’s support for a repressive regime in Myanmar, also known as Burma, the Web site says."

Jane Valez Mitchell claimed on her show, Issues, that she was his friend and that they shared animal rights, environmentalism and other liberal views. Can't help but believe that his whacko-lib extremist views contributed greatly to his depression. It's hard to stay balanced when you stay mad at the world!

38 posted on 02/26/2010 2:35:43 AM PST by liberateUS
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To: KevinDavis

So sad. RIP Andrew.


39 posted on 02/26/2010 2:45:51 AM PST by TheOldLady (We'll remember in November.)
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To: liberateUS

****It’s hard to stay balanced when you stay mad at the world!****

Seemingly, in a World governed by those he supported - only to find out they are abusive, tyrannical Marxists. Wonder if he left a suicide note?


40 posted on 02/26/2010 4:09:24 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yes.

But I liked Walter Koenig better as Psi Cop Alfred Bester on Babylon 5 - more mature. And the character is quite more complicated.


41 posted on 02/26/2010 4:30:02 AM PST by Tolik
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To: KevinDavis

This is so sad. :*( I never made the connection between Andrew and Walter Koenig—I met Walter several times over the years at Star Trek conventions and he was always a fan favorite, taking his time to visit with fans, signing autographs, always a big smile—a lovely man.

I’m so sorry for his loss. Prayers going up for him and his family.


42 posted on 02/26/2010 6:12:28 AM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: goat granny

“No one can really understands depression unless they have been in that deep hole without a light.”

Thank you! Glad to see someone who understands.


43 posted on 02/26/2010 6:53:46 AM PST by BenKenobi (And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life.)
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To: Rastus; sabe@q.com
I always thought of it as Ira Steven Behr’s baby. RDM brought an interesting perspective.

I think you've nailed an important aspect of RDM that very few people can or are willing to grasp. He did some outstanding work on DS-9, but it was under supervision by others who had a more coherent and disciplined vision of the subject.

However, when he was finally put in complete charge of a series his erratic, impulsive and narcissistic tendencies were no longer restrained and we got "stuff" like BSG and Caprica. Both series do show moments of inspired brilliance but it is more than negated by their extreme oscillations of incoherent, silly plotlines and contrived, forced emotional melodrama.

44 posted on 02/26/2010 8:29:45 AM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: tarheelswamprat

You and I are iconoclasts! I usually hear how utterly brilliant BSG is. I watched it from beginning to end, but I wondered why I was even in the audience from season three on.


45 posted on 02/26/2010 9:24:18 AM PST by Rastus
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