“Andrew’s disappearance caused a worldwide campaign of support and search efforts by those who were lucky to be his friends and by those whose lives he touched,” reads a statement on Andrew’s father Walter Koenig‘s website. “A beautiful human being, Andrew died in his favorite city, filled with friends, in a park he loved.”
The family is currently compiling the touching messages they’ve received during the search for Andrew.
If you’d like to add your own message for their consideration, the family asks that you visit the Andrew Koenig Forum or email email@example.com.
Since the discovery of Andrew’s body, the Koenigs have placed special attention on reaching out to those suffering from depression.
]]><![CDATA[To honor their son's memory, the family suggests people donate to The National Suicide Prevention Hotline or The U.S. Campaign for Burma, a cause that was important to Andrew. Andrew Koenig’s body was discovered in the woods in Vancouver’s Stanley Park on Thu. Feb. 25 by a private search party of friends and family, including his father. At a press conference later that day, his father confirmed that Andrew committed suicide. Yesterday (Fri. Feb. 26), E! Online reported that “a source close to the investigation” told the site that Andrew hanged himself from a tree in a fairly hard to reach location in the woods. It appeared as if he “didn’t want to be found,” the source adds. Police have not returned Zap2it’s request for confirmation. Formerly, they declined naming official cause of death pending a coroner’s investigation, though no foul play is suspected. When Koenig’s body was discovered, it had been 11 days since friends last saw him on Valentine’s Day (Sun. Feb. 14). He was reported missing Thu. Feb. 18 after missing his flight home to Los Angeles on Tue. Feb. 16. His cell phone was last used that same day. Family and friends said Koenig was suffering from severe depression. Friends revealed on record that in the weeks leading up to the Vancouver trip, Koenig sold or gave away his belongings, gave notice on his Venice apartment and paid his final rent. Follow Zap2it’s Dish Rag on Twitter, @TheRealJethro on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest celeb news and buzz. Related: ‘Growing Pains’ stars Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold express grief over Andrew Koenig’s death
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