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Tragedy: Actor Who Played One of the Young Twins on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Commits Suicide at Age 19

Apr 24, 2015  •  Post A Comment

“Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of the young twins on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ has committed suicide,” USA Today confirms.

The story reports that his sister, Madylin, said in a statement, “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.”

Radar Online, which broke the story, said Sweeten died from a gunshot wound to his head.

Says The Hollywood Reporter, “Sweeten starred in ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ from 1996 to 2005, playing Geoffrey Barone. His twin brother, Sullivan, played Michael Barone, while their sister Madylin played Ally Barone. The CBS series starred Ray Romano as their onscreen father.”

Patricia Heaton, who played Sweeten’s mother on the show, tweeted: “Sawyer Sweeten was a funny and exceptionally bright young man. He is gone from us far too soon,” and, “The entire cast of #EverybodyLovesRaymond is in shock. Prayers for the Sweeten family.”

Deadline.com notes that the Sweeten twins were 1 year old when they first appeared on “Raymond.” Deadline also said that Phil Rosenthal, the creator of the show, said this about Sawyer Sweeten’s death: “We knew and loved Sawyer as a little boy. He and his real-life siblings Sullivan and Madylin were such a charming, integral part of our TV family. They never failed to make us laugh, or remind us of how we feel about our own children. We are terribly sad to hear this news and our hearts go out to Sawyer’s family.”

twins-on-raymondSawyer Sweeten (on the left) on an episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond”

 

 

 

7 Comments

  1. MAY GOD BE WITH EVERYONE OUR HEART GOES OUT TO EVERYONE GOD BLESS

  2. I love “Everybody loves Raymond ” , the whole family! I record it & watch it with my 11yr old and laugh . Prayers to his loved ones in this devastating time . Meanwhile we will hurt in silence from a distance.

  3. It broke my heart to hear about this precious young man, may God bless his family.

  4. I just was asking my self what happen to the twins on everybody loves ray. Well I came to this horable site and it made me sick to hear about (jeffery) sawyer. Cant believe this happen to him dont understand why or how he had a good life. Whay happen to this poor child this also happen to my husdands brother took his left . He has live with this all bis life. .. Im so sorry to hear this my thoughts a prays go out to your family and his brother and sister. They were so close. God be with you all. Amen.
    R.I.P. SAWYER.

  5. I just was asking my self what happen to the twins on everybody loves ray. Well I came to this horable site and it made me sick to hear about (jeffery) sawyer. Cant believe this happen to him dont understand why or how he had a good life. Whay happen to this poor child this also happen to my husdands brother took his life. . He has live with this all his life. .. Im so sorry to hear this. my thoughts a prays go out to your family and his brother and sister. They were so close. God be with you all. Amen.
    R.I.P. SAWYER.

  6. WHY!

  7. I loved the humor the two boys and their sister gave to the Everybody Loves Raymond show. Was surprised to hear about how he died. My sympathies go out to the family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.

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