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Sawyer Sweeten Mourned: TV Dad Ray Romano's 'Heart Breaks' for 'a Wonderful and Sweet Kid'

Sawyer Sweeten Mourned: TV Dad Ray Romano's 'Heart Breaks' for 'a Wonderful and Sweet Kid'

Originally posted 04/24/2015 10:20AM

Following his suicide at the age of 19, Sawyer Sweeten's family and Everybody Loves Raymond costars have spoken out about the loss.

"I'm shocked and terribly saddened by the news about Sawyer," said Sweeten's TV dad, Ray Romano, in a statement released to PEOPLE. "He was a wonderful and sweet kid to be around. Just a great energy whenever he was there. My heart breaks for him, his family and his friends during this very difficult time."

Sweeten's TV mom also shared her condolences with PEOPLE: "Sawyer was a funny and exceptionally bright young man. He is gone from us far too soon," said Patricia Heaton. "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."

Sawyer was visiting family in Texas on Thursday when he died of an apparent suicide, according to reports.

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Everybody Loves Raymond Star Sawyer Sweeten Dead at Age 19: Reports

Originally posted 04/23/2015 10:05PM

Sawyer Sweeten, the actor who played Ray Romano's son on Everybody Loves Raymond has reportedly killed himself at the age of 19.

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Do You Recognize the Mystery Model with the Mullet? | Brooke Shields

The Middle

Brooke Shields Sports Mullet & Ink for The Middle

Originally posted 10/18/2012 03:30PM

What do you need to play the neighbor from hell?

How about garish swimsuit, a mullet haircut, ink, belly-button ring, an unseasonable tan and an antagonistic attitude.

Brooke Shields, playing trashy neighbor Rita Glossner, had them all in spades – not to mention that at 5'11" she towers over the ABC sitcom's leading lady, Patricia Heaton – on Wednesday night's episode of The Middle.

Rita, convinced that Frankie Heck (Heaton) has stolen the Glossner garden hose, promises to rain fire down on the Heck household. In the reign of terror that ensues, Frankie even chips a tooth, though it is all her own fault.

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POLL: Who Should Play Sarah Palin Onscreen? | Annette Bening, Patricia Heaton, Tina Fey

POLL: Who Should Play Sarah Palin Onscreen?

Originally posted 09/05/2008 02:55PM

After Sarah Palin's much-remarked-upon appearance Wednesday at the Republican National Convention, imaginations have run wild on who might play her should a TV movie be made about her life.

Among the possibilities (one of whom is a noted liberal Democrat, while another leans more along the lines of the Alaska governor herself) are these notable working moms: Annette Bening, Tina Fey and Patricia Heaton.

Who gets your vote?

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Patricia Heaton Eyes Daytime Talk Show | Patricia Heaton

Patricia Heaton Eyes Daytime Talk Show

Originally posted 03/24/2006 07:40AM

Patricia Heaton could go the Kelly Ripa route and become the next sitcom star to host a daytime talk show.

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Lindsay & Wilmer's Ex Games | Lindsay Lohan, Wilmer Valderrama

Lindsay & Wilmer's Ex Games

Originally posted 04/13/2005 06:00AM

What to do when your ex is in the club and you want to act like you just don't care? If you're Lindsay Lohan and Wilmer Valderrama, who separately hit New York City hot spot Suede recently, you dance around the issue – literally. "Lindsay got there, had her energy drink, and all of a sudden they started glaring at each other. And they get up and start dancing," a source at the club tells us. "Then they were dancing on top of the banquettes, and then Wilmer does this almost Michael Jackson impression on the dance floor! It was like a scene out of a comedy movie. It was really, really funny."

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Heat on Heaton for Schiavo Statements | Patricia Heaton

Heat on Heaton for Schiavo Statements

Originally posted 03/24/2005 05:00PM

Everybody Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton has stirred up more controversy after speaking out this week regarding Terri Schiavo, whose life-or-death story has gripped the nation.

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A '70s Show Star's 'Wedding' | Mila Kunis

A '70s Show Star's 'Wedding'

Originally posted 05/11/2004 01:05AM

Mila Kunis, a.k.a. Jackie on That '70s Show, compares her upcoming movie, Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding (also starring former New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre), to a fast-paced documentary. "We had to shoot like 20 pages a day, so we had to improvise because you can't remember what the hell you're doing," Kunis tells Insider. But that's somewhat in keeping with Wedding, which is also a long-running play that has traversed the country. In the stage version, the actors interact with the "wedding guests" – the audience. On the big screen, the story is told from the wedding videographer's point of view, according to Playbill. One disadvantage to seeing the movie: Your ticket doesn't come with a wedding feast, as it does with the play, and we don't think dancing is encouraged in the movie theater.

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Heaton: A 'Raymond' Christmas Tale

Originally posted 12/24/2003 10:50AM

Because of work commitments, which included playing opposite Jeff Daniels in the TNT remake of Neil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl" (airing Jan. 16), Patricia Heaton missed her "Everybody Loves Raymond" costar Doris Roberts's annual "Christmas Greed" party this year, the Emmy-winning actress tells PEOPLE.

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Old 'Girl' Gets New Small-Screen Star

Originally posted 03/21/2003 11:00AM

Everybody loves a big-screen classic -- which may be why Emmy-winning actress Patricia Heaton is about to star in a remake of Neil Simon's classic film "The Goodbye Girl."

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