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Celebs Mourn Andrew Koenig

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By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2010 8:23 AM CST
Celebs Mourn Andrew Koenig
Walter and Judy Koenig, parents of missing actor Andrew Koenig, talk at a news conference at the Vancouver Police Department in Vancouver, British Columbia, Feb. 24, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(Newser) – As the Koenig family sent out a statement thanking everyone for the “kind thoughts at this difficult time,” celebrities mourned Andrew publicly. The responses so far, rounded up by E!:

  • William Shatner: “My deepest sympathies to Andrew Koenig's family. I will grieve with them."
  • Levar Burton: “Offering prayers for Walter & Judy Koenig as well as their beloved son, Andrew..."
  • Wil Wheaton: “Oh my god. I just heard that Andrew Koenig's body has been found in Vancouver. He was only 41. My heart goes out to his family."

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  • Candace Cameron: “Heartbreaking. Our prayers go out 2 his family."
  • Sarah Silverman: “My heart is heavy for the Koenig family."
  • Alyssa Milano: “RIP.”
  • Joel McHale: “All kidding aside please send up your prayers for the Koenig family. I'm sure you've heard they found their son's body today. Terribly sad.”
  • Marlee Matlin: “Watching Walter Koenig's press conference about his son's death is heartbreaking. Don't ignore depression; recognize it and get help."
(Read more Andrew Koenig stories.)

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