Family of one half of the Everybody Loves Raymond twins, Sawyer Sweeten, say he has “took his own life”.
It was confirmed that the 19-year-old had committed suicide at his home in Texas. Reports by US media say he shot himself on the front porch of the family home.
Sawyer played Geoffrey Barone in the hit US show and featured alongside his twin brother Sullivan, who played Michael. They played Ray’s kids from the age of 1, between 1996 and 2005.
In a statement, the family said:
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. At this sensitive time, our family requests privacy and we beg of you to reach out to the ones you love.
RIP Sawyer. Very sad news.