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Sawyer Sweeten


Facts of Sawyer Sweeten

Full NameSawyer Sweeten
First NameSawyer
Last NameSweeten
Professionchild actor
Father NameTimothy Lynn Sweeten
Mother NameElizabeth Anne Millsap
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SibilingsMadylin Sweeten, Jaymeson Sweeten, Elliette Sweeten, Maysa Sweeten and Guiliana Sweeten
FilmographyEverybody Loves Raymond
Networth$2 M

Sawyer Sweeten, an American child actor who is no more with us, was best known for his role as Geoffrey Barone in the CBS series, Everybody Loves Raymond

His Family and Siblings

He was born on May 12, 1995, to parents Timothy Lynn Sweeten and Elizabeth Anne Millsap. He was not the only one from his family to pursue a career in acting. His mother, Elizabeth, was also an actress who appeared in Larry King and Casting. 

He had five siblings in total namely Madylin Sweeten, Jaymeson Sweeten, Elliette Sweeten, Maysa Sweeten and Guiliana Sweeten.

Sawyer Took His Own Life

The death of the child actor was shocking news to the world. 

On April 23, 2015, he committed suicide at his aunt’s house in Austin, Texas.

According to police reports, he shot himself to death with a handgun. 

The news of his death was confirmed as his sister Madylin released a statement that said, 

“This morning, a tragedy has occurred. We are devastated to report that our beloved brother, son, 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.”

Was Sawyer Depressed? What Made Him Take His Own Life?

After the tragic death of Sawyer, everyone was left with the question, “Why did he decide to take his own life”? 

The answer they might never get. At the time of his death, he had been vacationing with his twin brother Sullivan at their aunt’s house in Austin, Texas

Daily Mail reported via Sawyer’s family member that Sawyer was fighting depression and had a long battled mental health issues. 

One of his cousins, Jacklyn Stines, also revealed that there had been a history of depression running in the family and that Sawyer had suffered from learning difficulties and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 

This condition affects people’s behavior, due to which Sawyer faced a lot of problems in school and had to be on medication, but she was unsure if all of that had something to do with him in his decision to take his life. 

Before he shot himself, he left a suicide note, which said that he was insecure about coming out as gay.

Along with Sawyer’s death, she was also concerned about his twin brother Sullivan with whom he was incredibly close. 

According to her, Madylin was very close and protective of her brothers. Still, Sawyer and Sullivan were closest than anybody else and did everything together and had recently bought a house together in California

They have never been apart and hoped they keep an eye on Sullivan, not knowing how he is going to take his brother’s death. 

His Mother’s Say on His Suicide

According to his mother, he never confirmed of having any problem. However, before he took his own life, he had a conversation with his father and said that he was evil and did not deserve to live.

Madylin, on her brother’s death

Madylin was very close with her brothers and protective of them. While opening up about her brother’s suicide, she said her brother was a strong and selfless friend. 

Madylin starred alongside her twin brothers in “Everybody Loves Raymond.” 

She added her brother was more than just a friend, and when confiding in one another, he always had the kindest words of encouragement and that her brother will forever remain in her head and those shared moments with him forever. 

Sawyer’s younger sister Maysa also said that though her memories with her brother hurt now, some of the best memories she had with him deserve to live in her mind as well as the mind of her family forever.

His Funeral

His funeral was attended by about 200 people, including friends and family. Everyone gathered at a funeral home in Riverside, California

His casket was loaded into a hearse trailer attached to a motorcycle by six people including his twin brother Sullivan Sweeten and stepfather Jerry Gini.

On his funeral, everyone made sure they wore his favorite colors. Most of the people attending the funeral wore a blue and green colored dress. 

Sawyer’s family on Funeral day
Sawyer’s family on Funeral day Source: radaronline

According to his aunt, Ashley Antonissen, he loved cats and that was the reason why she wore a shirt with a cat on it. 

His Net Worth

The child actor was a millionaire at a young age of 19 years old. 

He had an estimated net worth of $2 million, which he had garnered through his career in acting. His net worth of $2 million is equivalent to 1524030-pound sterling

How Did the Child Actor Earn It?

He was best known for his role in Everybody Loves Raymond. His earnings from the show are not revealed though. He appeared in the show from 1996 to 2005 in the main and recurring cast.

Everybody Loves Raymond’s cast members
Everybody Loves Raymond’s cast members  Source: Pinterest

Ray Romano, who played the role of his father in the series, was paid $1.7 million for his appearance. 

Below is the list of Everybody Loves Raymond cast and their respective net worth:

S.N NameNet Worth
1Ray Romano$130 million
2Patricia Heaton$40 million
3Doris Roberts$14 million
4Brad Garrett$50 million
5Peter Boyle$8 million
6Madylin Sweeten$5 million

In 2000 he appeared as Milton in the series Even Stevens. Two years later, in 2002, he portrayed the character of Young Frank McKlusky in the film Frank Mcklusky, C.I. 


  1. His twin brother Sullivan and sister Madylin also starred in Everybody Loves Raymond.
  2. We cover most of the information about Sawyer Sweeten as it is difficult to find on other wiki sites.

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Updated On Wed Jun 15 2022 Published On Fri Jan 24 2020 By paper-boat

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