EXCLUSIVE: Memorial Service Held For Growing Pains Star Andrew Koenig

Mar. 8 2010, Published 4:05 a.m. ET

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A memorial service with family and friends attending was held for Growing Pains star Andrew Koenig at the Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga, California on Saturday, has learned exclusively.

Koenig is the son of Star Trek actor Walter Koenig. Andrew took his own life in Vancouver and his body was discovered after days of searching that made national headlines.

The service was attended by approximately 100 people, Lance Miccio, a close friend of Andrew’s, told

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“It was very beautiful and very healing,” Lance told “We are all hurt and sorry we have to go on without Andrew but it was good closure for everybody.

“The highlight of the memorial was Fito de la Perra (founding member of ‘Canned Heat’) played ‘On the Road Again’ and dedicated it to Andrew. He also talked about the similarities between Alan Wilson and Andrew, how they were both sensitive guys who carried the weight of the world on their shoulder.”

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Wilson was a member of Canned Heat who committed suicide.

All vegan food was served and that’s the way Andrew would have wanted it, Miccio told “His sister Danielle gave the eulogy. It was poignant and sweet and funny. His brother in law also honored him.

“Many of his friend got up and spoke.”      

Guests included Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek and many industry people.

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Andrew suffered from depression and after he was found dead, his father held a press conference and made an emotional plea to anyone suffering from depression to get help.

But the memorial was a time to celebrate Andrew’s life and the environmental cause he dedicated much of his life to.

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Andrew starred as Boner on Growing Pains but grew up to have an excellent career as a film editor. He was found dead on Feb 25 and was 41 years old.



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