VANCOUVER, B.C. — Former “Growing Pains” star Andrew Koenig, who played Boner on the ‘80s TV show, has been reported missing.
“He went up to (Vancouver) to visit friends who last saw him on the 14th,” Danielle Koenig, his sister, told Zap2it.com, which was first to report the news. “Any information we can get on his whereabouts would be helpful.”
Stars including Sarah Silverman, Alyssa Milano and “Best Week Ever’s” Doug Benson have tweeted about his disappearance, with television personality Dave Holmes reporting on his blog that Koenig missed his scheduled Feb. 16 flight back to the U.S.
His parents, Walter (“Star Trek’s” original Pavel Chekov) and Judy Koenig, told TMZ that their son was “suffering from depression.”
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“(He was) not doing good” at the time of his disappearance, they told the site, adding that they planned to fly to Vancouver in the coming days.
According to the Koenigs, Andrew’s phone has been off.
They last had contact with him on Feb. 9.
“I performed with Andrew for several years around Los Angeles,” friend and comedian Josh Feemster said in a statement to Access Hollywood. “He always had a passion for comedy and political activism. I really hope he’s OK. Not only for his sake, but for the sake of his family and friends.”
Koenig’s former “Growing Pains” co-star Kirk Cameron also issued a statement, noting he was praying for his old friend.
“I am very concerned to hear of the disappearance of my old friend Andrew Koenig,” Cameron said in a statement to Access Hollywood. “Although I have not had contact with him for many years, I can remember many of the fun times we had on the set of ‘Growing Pains.’
“I am praying for his family during this time of distress and for his safe return,” Cameron’s statement continued. “Andrew, if you’re reading this, please call me. 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.”
Individuals with information on the star’s location may contact Detective Raymond Payette of the Vancouver Police Department at (604) 717-2534.
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