Teen actor Sawyer Sweeten, best known for Everybody Loves Raymond, has died, aged 19.
Sweeten (pictured, right) played Geoffrey Baron on the US sitcom, which ran from 1996-2005. He acted alongside his twin brother, Sullivan, first cast when they were only 16 months, plus sister Madylin.
“This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred,” 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.”
Sawyer and Sullivan Sweeten also shared roles in the 2002 film Frank McKlusky, C.I. and a 2000 episode of Disney’s Even Stevens.