HOW VERY SAD, ‘EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND’ CHILD STAR SAWYER SWEETEN COMMITS SUICIDE …
Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of the young twins, Geoffrey Barone, on Everybody Loves Raymond, has committed suicide. He was only 19 and just weeks away from his 20th birthday. Sawyer acted alongside his twin brother, Sullivan, who played Michael Barone and Madylin, who played older sister Ally Barone on the CBS comedy that ran from 1996 to 2005. Sawyer and his twin brother did not continue to act after the Raymond ended in 2005 According to Radar on Line, Sawyer Sweeten was visiting family in Texas and is believed to have shot himself on their front porch Thursday. Just terrible.
Madylin wrote on Facebook Thursday evening; “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.” Agreed.
RIP Sawyer Sweeten
Left to Right: Sawyer Sweeten, Madylin Sweeten and Sullivan Sweeten
Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of the young twins on Everybody Loves Raymond, has committed suicide, USA TODAY confirms.
“This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred,” says his sister Madylin Sweeten, in a statement sent by Sawyer’s manager, Dino May.
“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.”
Sweeten played Geoffrey Baron on Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran from 1996-2005 on CBS. He acted alongside his twin brother, Sullivan, who played Michael Barone and Madylin, who played older sister Ally Barone. Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton played their parents.
Sweeten and his brother, from Brownwood, Texas, were only 16 months old when they first started on the show and ultimately appeared in 139 episodes.