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Sawyer Sweeten, Former 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Child Star, Dead at 19

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By    |   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 11:23 AM

Sawyer Sweeten, the child star who played twin Geoffrey Barone on "Everybody Loves Raymond," was found dead of an apparent suicide Thursday. He was 19.

"This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred," the Sweeten family said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "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." 

Manager Dino May confirmed the death Thursday.

According to RadarOnline, which was first to report the news, Sweeten committed suicide while visiting family in Texas. 

"He went on the front porch and killed himself with a gunshot to his head," a source told the gossip website. "Sawyer's entire family is absolutely devastated by this tragedy."

Sweeten and twin brother Sullivan played Geoffrey and Michael Barone, respectively, on the hit CBS sitcom starring Ray Romano, which ran from 1996 to 2005. The boys' sister, Madylin, played older sister Ally Barone.

She posted a message on Facebook regarding her brother's death.

"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," Madylin Sweeten's wrote.

The Sweeten twins performed in a 2000 episode of Disney Channel's "Even Stevens" and shared a small role in the 2002 feature "Frank McKlusky, C.I."

Fans expressed their sympathies on social media.








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