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 TrekÃ¢â¬â¢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.
Ã¢â¬ÅIt was a celebration of life,Ã¢â¬Â David Moss, a rep for Walter, told E! News. Ã¢â¬ÅAll 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.Ã¢â¬Â
A 10-minute movie was shown that celebrated AndrewÃ¢â¬â¢s life and AndrewÃ¢â¬â¢s sister and her husband gave a eulogy.
Ã¢â¬ÅThey were kind of the highlights of the afternoon to bring some humor and warmth,Ã¢â¬Â Moss explained of the speeches. Ã¢â¬ÅA movie was also made and put together of Andrew as a young child all the way up to current time.Ã¢â¬Â
The actorÃ¢â¬â¢s parents chose not to speak and Moss explained, Ã¢â¬ÅIt was tough for them. But there was some closure, and I think that was important.Ã¢â¬Â
Some members of the Growing Pains and Star Trek casts were part of the approximate 100 people who attended the tribute.
Ã¢â¬ÅIt was peaceful and it was warm,Ã¢â¬Â Moss said. Ã¢â¬ÅThe weather was reasonably nice, and itÃ¢â¬â¢s a lovely spot in the mountains, a nice restaurant. For lack of a better word, a good time was had by all.Ã¢â¬Â
Where or when AndrewÃ¢â¬â¢s remains will be interred is still unknown.
Ã¢â¬ÅI have no information. I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know whether there was or is a cremation,Ã¢â¬Â Moss explained. Ã¢â¬ÅIf thereÃ¢â¬â¢s a cremation, I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know how thatÃ¢â¬â¢s going to be handled. If there was a burial, I wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t informed.Ã¢â¬Â