'Growing Pains' star Andrew Koenig committed suicide, confirms father [Updated]
"My son took his own life." Walter Koenig, Andrew's father, said at today's press conference.
A private group of family and friends, including his father, discovered his body in a wooded area of Stanley Park around noon today. His father did not find the body, but he was nearby. Police were summoned to the scene soon after.
While foul play is not suspected, a police spokeswoman would not release an official cause of death pending a coroner's investigation.
"He was obviously in a lot of pain," his father says while holding back tears.
Both Walter and Judith Levitt Koenig reached out to those who are suffering from depression and hopes they learn from Andrew's death that there are people out there who care. Friends and family previously reported that the actor was severely depressed and had stop stopped taking his prescribed medication.