Andrew Koenig Missing

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The Vancouver Sun is reporting that our friend and colleague Andrew Koenig's body was found today in Vancouver's Stanley Park.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Our friend Andrew Koenig, the video producer for Never Not Funny, hasn't been seen in nearly a week. Here's what mutual friend Dave Holmes has to say:

HAS ANYONE SEEN HIM?

Andrew Koenig (AK-47, the video guy on “Never Not Funny,” and “Boner” from “Growing Pains”) has been missing for a week, last seen 2/14 in Vancouver. Didn’t make his flight back to the US on 2/16. The Vancouver Police are involved, and lots of people are looking. Could you reblog this and help get the word out? And say some prayers or think some positive thoughts?

Andrew is a super, super good guy, and we're thinking of him and his family. If you're in the Northwest, please keep your eyes out, and no matter where you are, please share this news. Andrew was last seen near Vancouver's Stanley Park. He is 5'5" tall, and weights 135 pounds.

If you've seen Andrew since February 14th, or have any helpful information, PLEASE call Vancouver authorities @ 604-717-2967 or 604-717-2534. Refer to case #202029519.

Andrew's father Walter has posted about the disappearance on his own site.

Here's a message to Never Not Funny listeners from hosts Jimmy Pardo and Matt Belknap. In addition to working with Andrew, Jimmy is married to Andrew's sister, Danielle.

Contrary to previous reports by Radar Magazine, formerly linked here, there has not been any new electronic evidence of Andrew's activities since he went missing.

Here is the text of the VPD's press release (find the latest releases here), as of February 24th:

Andrew Koenig was last seen on February 14th at a friend’s house in the area of Main Street and 25th Avenue. When he didn’t return home to Los Angeles on the 16th, his family and friends became concerned and reported him missing.

Vancouver Police Missing Persons investigators canvassed all the cafes and restaurants in the south Vancouver neighbourhood where he was last seen, showing Andrew’s photo and seeking information. When they learned that Andrew, who once lived in Vancouver in the early 90s, loved walking in Stanley Park, Mounted Police and park rangers were notified.

Constable Tim Fanning says investigators followed up all possible leads before going public with the case, as it’s considered a very private matter.

On February 23rd, 30 members of local Search and Rescue teams scoured the park for over four hours, which consists of 1000 acres and 150 miles of trails. There has been no evidence that Andrew was recently in the park.

Walter Koenig, Andrew’s father, made an emotional plea directly to his son today. “I just want to know you’re okay. If it means you just want to stay here, that’s okay. You don’t have to come back. Just let us know that’s your intention.”

Both parents acknowledged their son’s emotional state, which Walter said has been a lifelong struggle. “It has not prevented him from being a participant in his community and a conscientious activist.”

Andrew’s mother, Judith, also reached out to her son, believing he is probably in a very depressed state. “Andrew, there is help. You have so many gifts to offer this world and so much yet to do in this world. Look how many people love you and care about you.”

The family has been touched by the outpouring of concern for Andrew’s safety and happiness and they are asking people to look out for him and get the word out that he’s missing.

“You are loved, you count and you matter,” says Judith.

Anyone with information is asked to call 604-717-2540 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 604-717-2540 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. If Andrew is sighted, call 911 or if you’re outside of Vancouver, contact the local police.

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Sitcom stars bring joy to people's lives

The 70s and 80s sitcoms brought pleasure and happiness to millions of people's lives - and offered an escape from the daily bad news.
All are better than the drivel on TV today.
This joy was provided due to the work of the entire crew - and it's sad that some stars don't realize the lasting joy (through reruns and memory) and humor they have brought to others.
Too bad that joy and humor can not be returned to these actors and actresses.
I am NOT a big Hollywood junkie or TV fan - but I remember many youthful moments laughing at the comedy provided by so may of those sitcom stars - those departed and those still alive.
Thank you one and all - yes you.
Depression is a sad and serious disease.
Every day remember to tell someone you care about that you "love them."
God bless you and RIP Andrew Koenig.

Andrew Koenig

Such a beautiful, funny, sensitive young man. Peace and condolences to you and your family. RIP.

COME HOME

ANDREW

AS A CONCERNED CITIZEN I AM ASKING THAT YOU RETURN HOME OR AT LEAST LETUS KNOW THAT YOU ARE OK.
NOTHING IS EVER AS BAD AS IT SEEMS, YOU HAVE CARING AND LOVING PEOPLE DISTRAUGHT, OUT OF THEIR MINDS WITH GRIEF, AND UNABLE TO FUNCTION PROPERLY W/OUT KNOWING IF YOU ARE OK.
I WAS A LONG TIME FAN OF GROWING PAINS AND AN AQUAINTANCE OF JEREMY MILLERS ABOUT 17 YEARS AGO AT THE SOAP BOX DERBY IN AKRON OHIO...I KNOW THEY ALL ARE VERY CONCERNED AS WELL...YOU HAVE EXTENDED FAMILY THERE AS WELL.
PLEASE GO HOME AND LET EVERYONE THAT LOVES YOU ENVELOP YOU WITH OPEN ARMS.WE ALL NEED HELP IN OUR LIVES TO GET THROUGH PLEASE LET THIS BE YOUR TURN. YOUR FRIEND AND FAN STEPHANIE MILLER
SDIENESHAM4JAM@AOL.COM

When I listened to the

When I listened to the "Special Msg" on NNF about AK47's dissappearence I felt like my own brother was missing. Even typing this Im holding tears back...Nothing but positive thoughts to the Koenig family. Come hm soon Andrew.

I was next store neighbors

I was next store neighbors with the Koenigs, and I watched Andrew and Danielle
grow up and they were the nicest kids around. I remember they had a yard sale and brought books and toys they outgrew and gave them to my young children. I wish there was something I can do. Walter and Judy, You are in my thoughts and prayers and I pray for Andrews safe return.

Heartfelt Prayers and Encouragement

I live near Seattle, and work in Seattle. I know first hand what this is like. My adult son "went missing" over 2 weeks ago, without so much as a word to anyone. He too suffers from depressive thoughts.
Today, my heart breaks today as I read about another set of parents with similiar circumstances. I will ask our community churches to continue to pray, and the community to be on the look out for him.

Seek God's help first, He says He is an "ever present help in time of need" He is our Comforter in these type of trials.
Call onhim and be encouraged.
My thoughts and prayers are with him and his parents.
God Bless,
Someone who truly cares

Thank You Heartfelt Prayers and Encouragement

thank You! Everything state is true to what I know and believe. We are all entitled to believe what we may. God bless you. And God Bless Andrew's Family. Ask and you shall receive.

Andrew

I livw in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Hoping and Praying Andrew returns safely.
God will protect him.

andrew

`lets all say a prayer that andrew is ok

nick

Hope and Prayers

A strong hope and infinite prayers for you, Andrew, and your family. Andrew, I remember you as a teen and I have only seen the one picture of you circulating during this time. Please dont keep us from experiencing all that is seen in the depths of your eyes. If you are well, please let us know. If you arent, please stay strong enough to come back to us for more strenth.

Re Andrew Koenig

Perhaps he is just caught up in all the buzz at the Vancouver Olympics right now and enjoying himself. I hope someone hears from him soon.

Andrew Koenig

I'm friends with his parents, have been for a very long time. I'll RT this, and I've also posted about it on my Facebook. He's definitely in my prayers. He's an awesome guy and I was so jazzed to meet him on a couple of occassions, especially at his Dad's 70th birthday party, in which he was in great spirits. I really have a lot of love for him and his family. Let's keep the positive thoughts going, in case he's just needed some time to get his head together. I'm praying for his safe return to us all. Please continue to spread the word.

Posted to facebook

Wow! thats great - im sure he'll be found now ... -_-

Vancouver's got its eyes peeled

I hope that Andrew's friends and loved ones can take some hope and solace from the fact Vancouver is also all kinds of crazy right now with the Olympics. While obviously this is very unusual behaviour for Andrew, he disappeared in a city with a lot going on right now. I know he's not been happy in LA of late...I don't know him at all, I just really really hope that he just found himself in a place that is especially happy and crazy right now and that he's somewhere having too good a time to get in touch. A bunch of us in Vancouver have got our eyes open...hang in there, folks.

come home

My prayers that you are just soul searching and find your way home soon Andrew~~ God Bless

Getting the word out

The word is spreading quickly (I've seen lots of RTs on Twitter), so hopefully we'll have some good news soon. My thoughts are with him!

Posted to my site

I hope someone finds him, alive. I've actually had the pleasure of talking to him, and he was such a sweet heart.

Prayers & Best Wishes...

I live in the Central Willamette Valley in Oregon. Is it possible to get more photos or video that shows Andrew in a more candid way? If I can get the images I will be happy to start a search effort here with all of the people I know. I hope & pray that Andrew is found alive & well soon.

As for Walter Koenig, Sir I have 2 sons and a daughter and I can not even imagine what you nust be going through. I don't know if you are a spiritual person or not, but I am. I will keep Andrew in my thoughts and prayers until he is home again safe & sound.

Peace,

JD Schwerdtfeger
Brownsville, OR

Forwarded the news on my

Forwarded the news on my Twitter. My prayers for him and his family are ongoing.

Dennis Rayburn

Prayers his way

Hoping for the best; posted to my facebook.

Re Andrew Koenig Missing

Perhaps he is just enjoying all the Olympic buzz in Vancouver right now and having a good time. I hope someone hears from him soon.

Oh, man. Hope he turns up OK.

I would hate to see something like this happen to the nice boys at NNF (not to mention your involvement, Jesse).

Heartfelt Prayers and Encouragement

I live near Seattle, and work in Seattle. I am going through the exact same thing with my adult son who left over 2 weeks ago without so much as a word! Just up and left one day. He too suffers from depressive thinking, etc. I know first hand what it is like when you child just "goes missing", without warning and not hearing from them.
today my heart is aching yet for another set of parents in my situation.
May God bring them home safely to those of us how can shower love on them and help them in "where they are at in their circumstances".
Seek God's help first, He's able and willing to help in a time of need.
Do you have recent pictures so I can get them out to my community, church, friends, and work place?
God is a very present help in time of need.

Someome who cares

Spreading The Word

I live in Vancouver and am spreading the word via Facebook, Twitter etc.

This town is Olympics crazy at the moment. We are good people and if anyone sees him I'm sure they will do their best to help. I happen to know one of the VPD Investigators & believe me, they are the best.

My heart goes out to his parents, they must be besides themselves with worry. I'm keeping Andrew, his parents Walter and Judy & family in my thoughts and prayers.

L in Vancouver

Searching for clues...

My husband and I bought Andrew's car. We did not know he was famous or anything (though I used to watch GP as a kid), and when we saw his picture on CNN, we were totally shocked. I keep replaying our brief conversation with him in my head to see if there were any clues. He was trying to get rid of all his stuff. We did the car transfer paperwork in his apartment, and he asked us if we wanted anything else of his. He just said he was going to live with friends. He didn't tell us where. He was very kind and professional to us, and my impression of him was that he was a nice guy who wanted a change in life. My heart breaks for his parents. My husband and I hope so much that he is found alive and safe and is just taking some time out to himself.

A very touching meeting

No man is an island,
Well God bless you, and your short intersection with this obviously bright soul. I find this old sonnet some comfort in times like this.

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
John Donne