Image caption Sawyer (left) appeared in the sitcome with sister Madylin Sweeten and twin brother Sullivan Sweeten
Everybody Loves Raymond star Sawyer Sweeten has died at the age of 19.
The actor is thought to have taken his own life on Thursday while visiting family in Texas.
In a statement, his sister Madylin Sweeten confirmed the news: “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”.
Image caption Sullivan (right) and Sawyer appeared in the TV show from the age of 16 months and could barely speak
Sweeten was best known for his role as Geoffrey Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond.
His real-life twin brother, Sullivan, also starred in the TV show as Michael Barone, along with their real life sister, Madylin, who played Ally Barone.
Sister Madylin continued in her statement, passed onto the media by her publicist: “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.”
Image caption The TV show cast in 2005 as they celebrated filming the final episode
Everybody Loves Raymond’s storyline was about the adults, and the children, especially the twins, had smaller parts in the show.
The boys were 16 months old when they first appeared in the sitcom and could barely speak.
The series developed a loyal following from when it was aired in September 1996 to May 2005.
According to his IMDb profile, Sawyer did not take on any further acting roles after the series finished.
Sawyer Sweeten, who starred in 139 episodes, was born in May 1995 in Brownwood, Texas.
Madylin paid tribute to her brother on Facebook, saying: “At this time I would like to encourage everyone to reach out to the ones you love. Let them have no doubt of what they mean to you.
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