‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ cast member dies at age 19
The cast of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ is in shock after learning of the death of a fellow cast member.
Sawyer Sweeten, who played little Geoffrey Barone on the show from 1996 to 2005, died in an apparent suicide yesterday at the age of 19. His twin brother Sullivan played Michael Barone and his older sister was Ally Barone.
His family confirmed in a statement that Sweeten “took his own life” on Thursday morning at his family home in Texas. “This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred,” the family 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.”
Ray Romano said, “I’m shocked, and terribly saddened, by the news about Sawyer. He was a wonderful and sweet kid to be around. Just a great energy whenever he was there. My heart breaks for him, his family, and his friends during this very difficult time.”