The Malta Independent 20 June 2018, Wednesday

Child star of Everybody Loves Raymond commits suicide at 19

Friday, 24 April 2015, 11:37 Last update: about 4 years ago

A child star who appeared on the hit show Everybody Loves Raymond has died of an apparent suicide.

Sawyer Sweeten, 19, (left) took his own life while visiting family in Texas, shooting himself on the front porch.

He played Geoffrey Barone on the hit show alongside his twin brother Sullivan (also in picture), who played Michael, for 139 episodes.

Their older sister Madylin also played their older sister on the show, Ally.

"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," said Madylin in a statement.

"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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