Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Another Joker Passes Away

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 I wanted to wait a bit of time before reporting this news to give the Koenig family some respect.   Andrew portrayed the character 'Boner Stabone' on the Growing Pains tv show back in the 1980s.  He later was cast as the Joker in the cult fan-film Batman: Dead End.  He did an amazing job in that short film, so I made contact with him back when Legions of Gotham was a pretty new site and we emailed back and forth for awhile.  He was a very friendly guy and gave us a great interview.   Andrew's father Walter is best known for his role as Chekov in the original Star Trek tv show. 

Andrew was found, having taken his own life.   We offer our condolences to the family in this impossible time.  If you know someone in your life that suffers from depression, please take it very seriously.  Depression is a real illness and requires help.  RIP Andrew.