Newswire: R.I.P. Sawyer Sweeten, child star of Everybody Loves Raymond

Putting a tragic cap on a week where twin child stars have been in the news, Variety reports that Sawyer Sweeten, a child actor who, along with his twin brother Sullivan and older sister Madylin, played the Barone siblings on Everybody Loves Raymond, has died of an apparent suicide. He was 19 years old.

Madylin Sweeten broke the news in a statement last night, saying that Sawyer had died while visiting relatives in Texas. (He reportedly shot himself on the front porch of the family home.) “We are devastated to report that our beloved brother, son, and friend, Sawyer Sweeten, took his own life,” Madylin Sweeten said. “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.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sawyer and Sullivan Sweeten were 16 months old when …

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