Everybody Loves Raymond Star, Sawyer Sweeten, Has Committed Suicide

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People across the world are paying their respects to Everybody Loves Raymond star Sawyer Sweeten, who has died at the age of 19.

The actor, who played Geoffrey Barone is the US sit-com, took his own life by shooting himself yesterday morning while he was visiting family in Texas.

His sister Madylin said yesterday: ‘This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred.

‘We are devastated to report that our beloved brother, son, and friend, Sawyer Sweeten, took his own life’.

‘He was weeks away from his 20th birthday.

‘At this sensitive time, our family requests privacy and we beg of you to reach out to the ones you love.’

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Sawyer (far right) with his sister and Twin brother

Both Madylin and Sawyer’s twin brother Sullivan also starred in the show.

Sawyer was in popular CBS sitcom from 1996 to 2005 and starred alongside his twin brother Sullivan. He was only 16 months old when he started, and quit acting altogether when the show finished.

Doris Roberts, who played their on-screen grandma, said on Facebook:”He was a very sweet young man who will be dearly missed. Make sure your loved ones know how much you care about them, and please check in with them if you haven’t touched base with them for a while. It’s very important to keep in touch.”

Our thoughts go out to Sawyer’s friends and family at this time. 

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