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The Everybody Loves Raymond cast lost a family member far too soon.
Sawyer Sweeten, who played little Geoffrey Barone on the series from 1996 to 2005, died in an apparent suicide Thursday. He was just 19.
Patricia Heaton, who played Sawyer's mother on the show, tweeted about the extraordinary loss. "The entire cast of #EverybodyLovesRaymond is in shock," she wrote. "Prayers for the Sweeten family."
"Sawyer Sweeten was a funny and exceptionally bright young man," she added. "He is gone from us far too soon."
In a statement to E! News Thursday, she added, "Sawyer was a funny and exceptionally bright young man. He is gone from us far too soon. The loss the Sweeten family is experiencing is unimaginable. Tonight hug your children a little tighter and please keep Sawyer and his family in your thoughts and prayers."