As we reported on Thursday, the search for Walter Koenig’s son Andrew came to a tragic end, when he was found dead in a park in Vancouver, Canada, from an apparent suicide. The Koenig family have asked us to let fans know how much they appreciate the outpouring of affection from the fans, and and to let people know they would prefer donations to Andrew’s favorite charities in lieu of cards and flowers. Details below plus some videos of Andrew and Walter.
Remembering Andrew Koenig
Walter Koenig’s official site has been updated with a tribute to his late son, that reads in part:
Andrew’s disappearance caused a worldwide campaign of support and search efforts by those who were lucky to be his friends and by those whose lives he touched. A beautiful human being, Andrew died in his favorite city, filled with friends, in a park he loved
In lieu of flowers or cards, Walter and Judy would prefer that donations, of any size, be made to one the causes most important to Andrew. The three they suggest to choose from are:
- The US Campaign for Burma (uscampaignforburma.org)
- Heal the Bay (healthebay.org)
- Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services (vistadelmar.org)
You can also send your condolences via the forum on Walter’s site at walterkoenigsite.com. The family will be creating a memory book from the messages.
Andrew Koenig 1968-2010
Walter and Andrew videos
Walter and Andrew at Weekend of Horrors con in 1986 (thanks Vernon Wilmer)
Walter and Andrew on "The Young Turks" in 2007 talking about USA campaign for Burma