It’s a sad day for Star Trek fans and nerds alike. We are sorry to report that actor Andrew Koenig the son of Star Treks Walter Koenig has commited suicide. The actor whose work includes Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, voicework on GI Joe and Batman fan film Dead End was supposed to be on a flight back to the United States from Vancouver, Canada, on Feb. 16th but didn’t make it back. Walter Koenig appeared at a press conference Thursday evening to confirm that a body found earlier in the day in Vancouver’s Stanley Park was that of his missing son, Andrew Koenig, the Los Angeles Times reported. “My son took his own life,” Walter Koenig said, wife Judy at his side. The Koenigs pleaded with others who may have depressed family members to recognize the signs. Walter was qouted saying:
“If you can learn anything from this, it’s that there are people out there who really care, and you may not think so, and ultimately it may not be enough, but … before you make that final decision, check it out again, talk to somebody.”
This is just terrile news. No parent should have to bury their child. We will grieve for the Koening family, pray for them and hope they can find peace as time passes.
Check out one of Andrews most recognized roles as the Joker in Batman fan film Dead End after the jump