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'Growing Pains' Star -- Battling Depression

2/21/2010 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Andrew KoenigThe parents of Andrew Koenig -- who has reportedly been missing for the past week -- described their son as "suffering from depression" and "not doing good" in the days leading up to his disappearance.

Judy and Walter Koenig (who played Pavel Chekov in the "Star Trek" series) tell TMZ the last time they heard from Andrew was on February 9. They say his cell phone is turned off and that they have learned the last time his phone received a text was on February 16 in Vancouver.

They say he was last seen at a bakery in the Stanley Park area of Vancouver.

The Koenigs tell TMZ they plan to fly up to Vancouver in the next few days. They feel the police in Vancouver have been doing a good job so far.

Lance Miccio, who worked with Koenig on several projects, tells TMZ he reached out to Koenig about a project two weeks ago but Koenig passed, saying he was "not going to work anymore."

Right around that time, Miccio says Koenig dropped off a bag of Miccio's stuff. Miccio says he hasn't spoken to Koenig since.

Miccio also said he thought Koenig was "suffering from depression."

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61.

Mr. Seaver    

Hopefully Mikey and Eddie can find him. I hope Stinky Sullivan gets in on this manhunt as well.

1614 days ago
62.

Koblad_Shantz    

Someone needs to question Lorena Bobbitt. Last time a boner went missing she had a hand in it...no seriously, I hope they find that boner ok. Freel'do.

1614 days ago
63.

Koblad_Shantz    

They should look in Sulu's pants

1614 days ago
64.

Correction    


To the person in one of the very first posts who says they should clarify "Canada" when they say Vancouver, so as not to confuse people--please, get over it. It has already been reported that he was in Canada, and now that he was seen at Stanley Park, not to mention that "Vancouver" is known far more for the one in Canada than the one in the States.
Perhaps you also think the Olympic advertisements were misleading because they said "Vancouver 2010"? Are there a bunch of ticket-holders showing up in Vancouver, Washington, with no events to watch? No, I didn't think so.

1613 days ago
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Elizabeth from England    

Anyone who's battled severe depression will know how truly awful it really is. It does feel like a battle and some days that battle can be so exhausting, you just want to give in and say that's it- I've had enough. I really hope Andrew hasn't reached that point. If he has then I hope he can hold on a bit longer,just enough to get through the next minute then the next... Sometimes that's all you can do. Then when you can, reach out to someone for help. It will pass. You've just got to hold on till it does. Ellie.

1613 days ago
66.

Luigi Boner    

Maybe he had to go in for maintainence on that Jami Gertz weave! Or better yet he is angling to get on some damn reality show!

1613 days ago
67.

ockyboy    

Elizabeth from England: Your words ring very true. Thanks for sharing your perspective.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Andrew and his family.

1613 days ago
68.

Koblad_Shantz    

Last time I saw him he didn't look so good...he was swollen and his veins were popping out...

1613 days ago
69.

Koblad_Shantz    

I hope he didn't fall into some icy water... I hear that's deadly for a boner

1613 days ago
70.

Billy    

Andrew was always a very sweet, sensitive person whenever I was around him. He's a talented and dedicated actor/director who has battled depression for some time. Thanks to those of you who have posted encouraging and positive comments. For you others out there who feel the need to be unsympathetic and uncaring...please, PLEASE refrain from commenting. It's very painful for anyone who actually knows Andrew. This event is devastating an entire community. Andrew's parents and sister are doing all they can and they could use any support they can find. These negative comments do have an effect, they show how uninformed and ignorant you are, but they hurt. If you must comment on something on this website, please restricted it something that you actually know about...like what brand of gel The Situation uses. Peace and respect.

1613 days ago
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WillOTheWisp    


66. Kirk Cameron works for the lord he should go find his buddy and talk some sense into him...this is so sad:(

Posted at 6:02PM on Feb 21st 2010 by angelina


You can believe that Kirk is not only praying for Andrew, but most likely, looking for him as well! That's the kind of man Kirk is!

So, I pray in the Name of Jesus, that Andrew Koenig is safe! Father in heaven, please hear my prayer, and place a hedge of protection around Andrew Koenig. Father may your angels take charge over Andrew and bring him safely back to his parents. In Jesus' Name, A Name above all names, Amen and Amen!

1613 days ago
72.

oreo    

Well I hope they find him.

1613 days ago
73.

WillOTheWisp    


87. Well I hope they find him.

Posted at 11:05PM on Feb 21st 2010 by good luck


Should they find him, luck will have had nothing to do with it!!!
Visit his parents afterwards and see if they think it is 'luck'. NOT!

1613 days ago
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oreo    


77.
To the person in one of the very first posts who says they should clarify "Canada" when they say Vancouver, so as not to confuse people--please, get over it. It has already been reported that he was in Canada, and now that he was seen at Stanley Park, not to mention that "Vancouver" is known far more for the one in Canada than the one in the States.
Perhaps you also think the Olympic advertisements were misleading because they said "Vancouver 2010"? Are there a bunch of ticket-holders showing up in Vancouver, Washington, with no events to watch? No, I didn't think so.

Posted at 7:12PM on Feb 21st 2010 by Vancouver



DAMN! Lay off the person it aint that serious.

1613 days ago
75.

oreo    

Should they find him, luck will have had nothing to do with it!!!
Visit his parents afterwards and see if they think it is 'luck'. NOT!

Posted at 11:28PM on Feb 21st 2010 by good luck my ass!


Oh please shut the f*ck up! Once again I hope they find him.

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