Private Memorial Held for ‘Growing Pains’ Star Andrew Koenig

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Family and friends of Andrew Koenig attended a private memorial service on Saturday at the Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon, Calif. The former Growing Pains star can now rest in peace.

The 41-year-old actor, son of Star Trek’s Walter Koenig, had been missing for a week before his body was found in a wooded area of a Vancouver park after he apparently committed suicide by hanging.

“It was a celebration of life,” David Moss, a rep for Walter, told E! News. “All of the family was there and a lot of his actor friends and filmmakers flew down and joined in. It was not all happiness, I must say. There was a lot of sadness, but there were some very nice high points.”

A 10-minute movie was shown that celebrated Andrew’s life and Andrew’s sister and her husband gave a eulogy.

“They were kind of the highlights of the afternoon to bring some humor and warmth,” Moss explained of the speeches. “A movie was also made and put together of Andrew as a young child all the way up to current time.”

The actor’s parents chose not to speak and Moss explained, “It was tough for them. But there was some closure, and I think that was important.”

Some members of the Growing Pains and Star Trek casts were part of the approximate 100 people who attended the tribute.

“It was peaceful and it was warm,” Moss said. “The weather was reasonably nice, and it’s a lovely spot in the mountains, a nice restaurant. For lack of a better word, a good time was had by all.”

Where or when Andrew’s remains will be interred is still unknown.

“I have no information. I don’t know whether there was or is a cremation,” Moss explained. “If there’s a cremation, I don’t know how that’s going to be handled. If there was a burial, I wasn’t informed.”


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