Today I saw Walter Koenig in a news conference surrounding his son's suicide. What struck me was how old Koenig actually looked. Of course he looks just fine for his age, but to me Pavel Chekov (the character Koenig played on the original Star Trek series) should always be the young officer with a funny Russian accent.
I suppose my reaction to the older Chekov is a reflection on my own age. As a young child I used to watch the Star Trek series religiously. They are still my most favorite of all TV programs.
As far as Koenig's son I just want to extend my sympathies and leave it at that. The family has asked for privacy and privacy they should be granted.