Sawyer Sweeten, 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Son, Dies At The Age Of 19 By Suspected Suicide
Everybody Loves Raymond star Sawyer Sweeten has died by suspected suicide, according to his family. He was 19. Sweeten starred on the hit family show with his twin brother Sullivan Sweeten. Together, they played Ray Romano's on-screen twin sons Geoffrey and Michael Barone, respectively.
Manager Dino May confirmed the death to Bustle and provided a statement from sister Madylin Sweeten, who also starred on the show as Sweeten and Sullivan's older sibling Ally Barone. The family statement said Sweeten was weeks shy of his 20th birthday before he took his own life.
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.
RadarOnline, which first broke the news, reported Sweeten was visiting family in Texas when he allegedly shot himself on the front porch. Madylin also posted on her Facebook page:
At this time I would like to encourage everyone to reach out to the ones you love. Let them have no doubt of what they mean to you.