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Kirk Cameron Makes Plea to Missing Actor Andrew Koenig

Kirk CameronActor Kirk Cameron has released a statement about missing actor Andrew Koenig, whom he starred with on the hit TV series “Growing Pains.”
“Andrew, if you’re reading this, please call me,” said Cameron.
Koenig, who according to his family showed signs of depression in the weeks leading to his disappearance, played Michael Seaver’s (played by Cameron) best friend, Boner, on the show. He is also the son of Walter Koenig, who played Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek TV show and movies.
Cameron, an evangelical Christian, also says that he has been praying for Koenig. “Mike and Boner could always work things out when they put their minds to it. I’m praying for you, pal. Hope to hear from you soon.”
Beliefnet interviewed Kirk Cameron in 2008 about his Christian faith. Read the interview and watch video clips.
Watch Featured Video: Kirk Cameron on His Favorite Prayer
UPDATE 7:15 p.m. CNN is reporting that Andrew Koenig has been found dead in a park in Vancouver. Please post your thoughts and prayers for the Koenig family below in our comments box.

  • Kraston

    I am so saddened by the news of Andrew Koening passing. I love the show Growing Pains and it wouldn’t have been the same without Boner. It’s not often I shed tears over a celebrity. I mean, I didn’t know him, but I have been following the story and it’s just so sad. He will be missed. Kirk, I’m so sorry your plea for him to call you didn’t work, I was really hoping it would, that he would call you and you could help him. I will always be a big fan of growing pains and all of it’s stars. We’ll miss you Boner! Sylvester Stabone….that always puts a smile on my face.

  • Terry

    My prayers are with Andrews family and friends. I waned to see a happy outcome . I was a huge fan of Growing Pains. Kirk, Please keep up the work you do. You are a wonderful witness and blessing to so many of us. I am sorry for the loss of your friend.

  • brad

    Why didn’t Kirk’s God raise Koening from the dead like Lazarus and all the others from Bible days? Did he have to be Jewish?

  • Emily

    It is beyond devastating to hear of Andrew Koenig’s passing! There was such a sweet, tender innocence that came through so clearly when he played the part of Stabone on Growing Pains. I remember just adoring this character like no other, when I was a kid. Having suffered from some extreme and protracted episodes of depression myself, I certainly can understand how the world looks when your brain chemistry is not optimal. Nothing really looks the same to you, somehow. Everything you normally enjoy (or thought you enjoyed) just seems disconnected from your emotional reach. It is almost as if your brain turns against you somehow, constantly insisting that there is no hope, and nothing will ever change. My heart certainly goes out to all the family and friends who are mourning the loss of this beautiful person; I am certain he struggled against this devastating illness as long as a human heart possibly could.

  • Susan

    So sorry to hear about Andrew. My sympathys to his family. Brad, do you work at being a moron or does it just come natural for you? I will pray for Kirks God and mine (yours as well) that you come to know him before your time comes.

  • HAHAHAHAH

    HAHAHAHAH, A FALLEN BONER!

  • Desiree

    Unfortunately, Andrew and many others couldn’t find their way out of depression. My dad took his life for the same reasons 5 years ago. They are not to be looked down upon. My thoughts and prayers are with the Koenig family, as I know this is devastating to a family.
    And for the immature, thoughtless, insensitive jerks out there..like the posting above me, I pray to God you are never in a situation where you need to reach out, where you feel you are at the end of your rope, and someone laughs in your face. Show some compassion.

  • CONNIE

    I’M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR TODAY ON THE NEWS. IT HAS MADE ME THINK ABOUT ALOT OF THINGS IN MY LIFE. MY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MY GIRLFRIEND AND I WILL BE PRAYING FOR ALL YOUR LOVE ONES.
    MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL
    CONNIE- IRMA

  • Rickie

    So sorry for your loss. I have been hoping that it wouldn’t turn out like this but god has his reasons i guess. I watched the show growing up and i feel like i knew him. He will so be missed and i will keep the family and friends in my prayers.

  • Mary

    I am so sorry to hear of this end result. I was hoping that he would be found safe and return to his family. My seventeen year old son battles depression. A good friend of his committed suicide at 15 and the school was worried that there could be subsequent suicides. Life is difficult and coping is a tall order for many.

  • Your Name

    so very very very sad
    my uncle killed himself in the late 80’s.
    just so horribly devastating for everyone.
    I hope his friends and family are ok.
    For anyone connected to a suicide…I strongly, strongly, urge them to get into some counseling…at least for a little while.
    if you talk with other survivors of suicide, you will hear a lot of tough stories. It is really is very destructive and dealing with it really needs the help of a professional.
    My friend’s dad killed himself. She went into therapy right away. She recovered in a couple of years. I didn’t go into therapy about it and it lingered with me for really…maybe 10 or 15 years.
    Again, so sad about his passing.
    may his soul rest in peace now.

  • Alicia

    I can’t believe someone would laugh or make jokes at a time like this. For shame, HAHAHA…

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