Sawyer Sweeten Biography
Sawyer Sweeten full name Sawyer Storm Sweeten, was an American child actor. He was born on May 12, 1995 in Brownwood, Texas, to Timothy Sweeten and Elizabeth Millsap.
When Sawyer and Sullivan were 16 months old they began working on Everybody Loves Raymond, along with their sister Madylin. Sawyer and Sullivan had appeared on Everybody Loves Raymond since they were 16 months old, as Geoffrey and Michael Barone. They were joined on the show by their older sister Madylin, who played the part of Ally Barone from 1996 until the show ended in 2005.
Sawyer Sweeten Twin
Sawyer had an identical twin brother called Sullivan Sweeten.
Sawyer Sweeten Siblings
He had a twin brother Sullivan Sweeten and an elder sister, Madylin Sweeten and also a younger sister, Maysa Sweeten. He also had four half-siblings, Emma, Guiliana, Elliette, and Jaymeson.
Sawyer Sweeten Net Worth
Sawyer and Sullivan owned a house in Riverside, California.
Sawyer Sweeten Age at Death
He was born on May 12, 1995 and died on April 23, 2015 at the age of 19, in Austin, Texas.
Sullivan and Sawyer Sweeten
When the twins were 6 months old, their parents moved from Texas to California. Luckily the twins auditioned for ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and were selected. Soon, Los Angeles became their home. Sawyer was 16 months old when he first appeared in the sitcom with Sullivan and Madylin. Sawyer, along with his twin brother, owned a house in Riverside, California. He made his last appearance in the 8th annual ‘TV Land Awards,’ in 2010, with his siblings, Sullivan and Madylin.
Sawyer Sweeten Cause Of Death
Sawyer committed suicide.
Sawyer Sweeten Death
He died on April 23, 2015 at his aunt’s house in Austin, Texas where he had been vacationing with his twin brother Sullivan. Sawyer Sweeten had been fighting depression before taking his own life and had long battled mental health issues, a family member told Daily Mail Online.
Sweeten’s aunt Chele Knapp Robinette lives in the large home with husband Vince Robinette and their three children. Both work in the television industry.
Sawyer’s cousin, Jacklyn Stines, points to a history of depression running through the family, and said he had suffered with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties.
‘Sawyer had a lot of problems in school and had to be on medication, I don’t know if that had something to do with it. He had learning disabilities and ADHD.
‘There is a history of depression in the family, all through. Many of them are on medication for depression.
‘My mother and uncles, sister and brothers all had depression, it just runs in the family, something we’ve all inherited.’
Sawyer Sweeten Death Scene
This comes as we can reveal the 19-year-old died at his aunt’s house in Austin, Texas where he had been vacationing with his twin brother.
It’s believed Sawyer shot himself at the Austin house in an upstairs room while the rest of the family were downstairs. The $800,000 luxurious home, with a swimming pool at the back, is located on a quiet cul-de-sac on a smart estate towards the edge of the city.
Sawyer Sweeten mother speaks on how she learnt his death
Sawyer Sweeten Funeral
Approximately 200 family and friends gathered at a funeral home in Riverside, California, stood in silence as six pallbearers – including the former Everybody Loves Raymond actor‘s twin brother Sullivan and his stepfather Jerry Gini – loaded Sawyer’s casket into a hearse trailer attached to a motorcycle.
Most of those in attendance Sunday wore blues and greens as they were Sawyer’s favorite colors. His aunt, Ashley Antonissen, chose to wore a shirt with a cat on it , as she told the crowd at the celebration of life, “Sawyer really loved cats, like, a lot.”
His sister Maysa, 16, called him “my brother, my friend, and more often than not, my father [and now] my guardian angel.” On her part her mother gave the most moving tribute that left people in tears as she grieved her beloved son. His family is hoping to build an outdoor play area for cats at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside in his honor.