'Everybody Loves Raymond' Star Sawyer Sweeten Dead Of Apparent Suicide

Former child star Sawyer Sweeten took his own life early Thursday morning. Sweeten was only 19 years old.

He reportedly shot himself on the front porch of his family's Texas home.

Sweeten played Geoffrey Barone on the hit sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond."

He began acting on the show when he was only a little over a year old, and he shared the screen with his twin brother and his older sister.

"Everybody Loves Raymond" concluded in 2005, and Sweeten didn't act after that.

His sister, Madylin Sweeten, issued a statement, 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.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this difficult time.

Citations: Everybody Loves Raymond child actor Sawyer Sweeten commits suicide (CNN)