Patricia Heaton, Cast Of "Everybody Loves Raymond" Mourn Loss Of Sawyer Sweeten

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Patricia Heaton and the rest of the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond are still reeling from the sudden loss of Sawyer Sweeten, who took his own life on Thursday.

He reportedly shot himself while at his family's Texas home.

A source close to the incident reported, “Sawyer was visiting family in Texas. He went on the front porch and killed himself with a gunshot to his head.”

The source added, “Sawyer’s entire family is absolutely devastated by this tragedy.”

Sawyer Sweeten was one of a set of twins on the show, Geoffrey Barone. His brother played Michael Barone. The Sweeten twins' real-life older sister, Madylin, played their sister on the show, Ally.

Madylin was the first to tell the world of the terrible tragedy, saying, "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."

Patricia Heaton played Debra Barone, mother to the three kids and real-life friend.

Patricia Heaton shared her sadness via Twitter.

Patricia Heaton wasn't the only one to take to Twitter and mourn the loss of yet another child star.

Details as to what led to his suicide will likely be emerging in the coming days. Were you a fan of the show?

Lacy Langley

Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.