Sawyer Sweeten

  • Born: May 12, 1995
  • Died: April 23, 2015
  • Location: New York, New York


'Everybody Loves Raymond' child actor dies at 19

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's twin sons in the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 19.

Sweeten committed suicide, his sister Madylin Sweeten, said in a statement. There were no other details. Madylin, and Sawyer's twin brother Sullivan, all played the children in the sitcom's fictional Barone family.

The hit comedy aired for nine seasons before ending in 2005. Sawyer Sweeten was a toddler when the series began.

In a statement Madylin, who is four years older than Sawyer, said the family was requesting privacy.

"We beg of you to reach out to the ones that you love," she said. "Let them have no doubt of what they mean to you."

The comedy tended to focus on the fractured family dynamics of the sportswriter character Romano played, his parents and younger brother. The children were rarely more than an afterthought in the plots.

Sawyer Sweeten's other listed credits were a 2002 movie starring Randy Quaid, and appearing in one episode of the TV show "Even Stevens." IMDB listed no credits after "Raymond" left the air.

Condolence & Memory Journal

To Sawyer Sweetin
You were a very talented actor on the sitcom Everybody loves Raymond. My prayers go to your family . Lisa Weiner

Posted by Lisa Weiner - Brooklyn, NY - Acquaintance   December 07, 2018

I LOVE that show. It's so down-to-earth. All of the kids were SO talented and FUNNY. They are adorable. My condolences to the family and loved ones. LUV~N~PRAYERS

Posted by Deana Sayles - Decatur, IL - Fan   September 09, 2015

Just made these cookies, took out cream chesee cause hubby is off dairy, put in less almond 2 1/3 cup found they could be formed well like sugar cookies, think that these could be cut into ginger bread man, more dry I guess with out cream chesee, taste good. My 22 month old daughter tried to get another and another after having one, really cute cause they are super healthy compared to all the other sweets she has tried gf birthday cake, homemade pancakes gf,etc. Anyways super yummy, thanks for the recipe.

Posted by Joao - AzW28K3E1, OK - GYiGOGReUYsS   September 09, 2015


My Deepest thoughts to the Sweeten Family from watching them from so young on Everybody Loves Raymond Sawyer is a beautiful talented and so funny he made lots of people laugh Love and Prayers to the Family God bless you All my Prayers are with you xxxxxx

Posted by Suzanne Longley - Rotherham UK - Great Fan   July 29, 2015


My Deepest condolences to the Sweeten Family. My Family & I watched them grow up on ELR, My heart breaks for his twin brother Sullivan, I can't even begin to understand how lost he must be. Sawyer may u finally be at peace....Love & Prayers to the Family..XoXo

Posted by Tammy Tilley-Sporcic - Toronto, Canada   May 26, 2015

I am deeply saddened by Sawyers death.I am a fan of the show and felt like the Children were like my own growing .please know that Sawyer gave a lot of happiness in his acting like everyone on the Show. I truly loved him. I know God will give you all the Strengh to get through all of this and one day you will see him again in Heaven With Our Lord and Savior. He will be waiting for you all with open arms .God Bless You All. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Agnes Aman - Cape Canaveral, FL - Fan   April 30, 2015


How sad!!! I watched that sweet boy since he started on Everyone Love's Raymond and always enjoyed his acting--so funny!!! He certainly made me and millions of others laugh that's for sure!! What a loss to all of us!! R.I.P Sawyer! We all love you!!!

Posted by Marie Lapcinski - Eau Claire, WI - Fan   April 30, 2015

My deepest sympathies to the Sweeten family. I feel like I knew the children as I watched every episode of Everybody Loves Raymond. Prayers to all. Cindy Weeks, Montgomery, Alabama.

Posted by Cindy Weeks - Montgomery, AL - Fan   April 29, 2015


My heart goes out to Sawyers family. May you let God hold you close in this time of need.
I am 67 and have seen much, but nothing can prepare you for such a loss. My love to you all.

Posted by Trish - IA - Fan   April 29, 2015

There is nothing I can say to make you feel better. Except that even though I am a stranger can say I am very sorry .

Posted by rhonda - evansville, IN - someone who cares   April 29, 2015

My heart goes out To the sweeten family

Posted by Raquel Maldonado - Sanford, FL - fan   April 28, 2015

To the Family: May you all take comfort knowing that soon, by means of God's Kingdom, suffering, sickness, and even death will be completely done away with! (Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 21:4; 1Corinthians 15:26) Sorrowfully Submitted, "Bea" Weston

Posted by Bea Weston - WIlmington, DE - Fan   April 28, 2015

Dear Sawyer, I will never ever forget you. I too have felt the way you did. I only wish you knew that in this world Millions of people would have stood by you and worked with you to lighten your fears and listened to you. I know you would have said we could never understand what was upsetting you. I only wish we in the world could have stepped up to hold you tight. I will miss you Sawyer. I would have been honored to really have known you. My tears are for you and my heart aches for your brother, sister, and your family. Thankyou Sawyer Sweeten for the joy you brought to my family. We Honor You! Rest In Peace. We Care!

Posted by Trish Powell - Huntersville, NC - Fan   April 27, 2015

God Bless you Sawyer, and your family. RIP.

Posted by Charlotte Dixon - Lafayette, IN - Fan   April 27, 2015


I am so sorry, but, it runs in my family and I have it so I know how fast it can take you over you.
I just takes a second. He brought such joy to the world and he is a peace.

Posted by Terri - Glendale, Az., AZ - fan   April 27, 2015


God's blessings on you all in this difficult time.

Posted by Gail R - Conroe, TX - unrelated   April 27, 2015


Rest In Peace!!!

a fan in KC

Posted by tom woolery - Kansas City, MO - admirer   April 27, 2015

What a Shame Buddy, I watch you and your Brother over n over on my Dvds. You were Beautiful. No one will ever understand why one kills himself. I guess Jesus only knows. My Brother Hung himself when he was 19 years old. Hed be 50 today. I miss him more then hed ever think. I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR BROTHER SISTER N MOM N DAD. REST IN PEACE Brother you will be missed . Randy Haus.

Posted by Randy Haus - Sarasota, FL - friend   April 26, 2015


I was shocked and saddened when I heard of Saywer's death! I was especially shocked to hear he felt that there was no other way out of whatever his troubles were than to take his own life. Now all of you, his loved ones, will struggle with all the questions and unanswered answers that you so desperately need to move on. I am so very sorry!! For his loss...and for you who are left behind in devastation... All my love...

Posted by cindy friedman - highland heights, OH - not related   April 26, 2015

My PRAYERS are with you, family and friends, for I know what you are going through. My sister, just 6 yrs younger than I, took her life at age 23, just 24 yrs ago but seems like yesterday. LUV~N~PRAYERS

Posted by Deana Sayles - Decatur, IL - fan   April 26, 2015


Posted by Nicole Parker - MI - Friend   April 25, 2015

God Bless You Sawyer in heaven. prayers go out to the family. So sad, to young. R.I.P. Fan.

Posted by Beatrice Bongini - Palm Beach Gardens, FL - Fan   April 25, 2015

Prayers r with the family !!! My son had the same fate!!! It's not easy to live ,just have to find a way to live with it!! RIP Sawyer!

Posted by Dale - kennesaw, GA - fan   April 25, 2015

Prayers r with the family!!

Posted by Dale - kennesaw, GA - none   April 25, 2015

My condolences thoughts and prayers are with the Sweeten family! Be blessed

Posted by Tim McDowell - newark, DE - a Hugh Fan!!   April 25, 2015

Sawyer you will be missed. I'm from brownwood you are my hometown neighbor. Watched every episode of everybody lives raymond. RIP

Posted by beth preston - brownwood, TX - admirer   April 25, 2015


Our hearts and prayers go out to the Sweeten family. We watched the children grow up on television and admired their sweetness and humor. The show lifted me up when I was sick. My husband and I now reach out to the family with love and prayers. We recently lost our 17-year-old niece to the same fate. There's never a logical explanation; the only way to fill the emptiness is with love. In Deep Sympathy we send Love . . . Brad and Lynnea P, Colorado, April 24, 2015

Posted by Lynnea G - Grand Lake, CO, CO - Fan   April 25, 2015


Posted by Cherri Coleman - Pittsburgh, PA - Fan   April 25, 2015


Rest in peace, Sawyer. I am so very sorry that you felt there was no other way. I've been there and, I'm sorry to say, my thoughts still go there sometimes. So, I DO hurt for you. I watched you grow from a baby and I wish I could have seen where you would have gone as an adult. To your family and friends, you have my sincerest and deepest sympathy. To say "I'm sorry" just isn't enough. I will be praying for all of you.

Posted by Cherri Coleman - Pittsburgh, PA - Fan   April 25, 2015


Sawyer I am sorry sweetie you felt this was your way out. You will be remembered always. We watched you grow and hoped to see finishing growing into old age. Love and prayers to the family and friens.

Posted by cindi - clovis, CA - fan   April 25, 2015

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