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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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John Corbett Returns, Sarah Gets Roasted and Hank Gets Style Tips in Parenthood Finale Deleted Scenes


John Corbett Returns, Sarah Gets Roasted and Hank Gets Style Tips in Parenthood Finale Deleted Scenes

Originally posted 01/30/2015 06:20PM

Thursday night's series finale of Parenthood left many fans with tears streaming down their face.

Between Zeek's (Craig T. Nelson) death and Hank (Ray Romano) and Sarah's (Lauren Graham) wedding, the finale made it hard to say goodbye.

Good news, we have more Bravermans for you!

Check out these deleted scenes that didn't make it into the very last episode.

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Ray and Anna Romano Give Back After Her Breast Cancer Fight | Ray Romano

Ray and Anna Romano Give Back After Her Breast Cancer Fight

Originally posted 02/09/2012 08:25AM

When Ray Romano's wife of 24 years, Anna, was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer, the couple immediately began making calls to doctors near their Los Angeles-area home.

"We were blessed and didn't have to worry, 'Does insurance cover this?' " Ray recalls of the experience. "We want to give that [peace of mind] to other women."

So, last year, after her treatment ended and she began her five-year tamoxifen prescription, Anna began researching philanthropies that she and her husband could adopt as their own.

"There are so many charities, and you want to help every one of them," she says, "But this really just gave us a direction."

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Ray Romano: My Wife Beat Breast Cancer | Ray Romano

Ray Romano: My Wife Beat Breast Cancer

Originally posted 02/08/2012 01:00PM

Ray Romano's hit sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond, was famously based on his experiences at home, but he and his wife of 24 years Anna, have remained mum on one very personal subject – until now.

The actor and his wife are opening up to PEOPLE for the first time about Anna's battle with stage one breast cancer.

"The reason we're going public is to share our experience, yeah, but to have an effect," says Ray, 54. "Our goal is to help people."

After a doctor discovered a lump in her right breast, Anna, 48, had a mammogram and a biopsy. In February 2010, she was devastated to hear that she had "invasive breast cancer."

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POLL: Who Does Lady Gaga's Male Alter-Ego Look Like? | Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga's Jo Calderone: Who Does He Look Like?

Originally posted 08/29/2011 01:15PM

Lada Gaga was a no-show at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards Рbut she sent her chain smoking male alter-ego, Jo Calderone, in her place.

With his black suit and pompadour, the greaser bears little resemblance to Gaga herself. In fact, he could have been mistaken for some other famous men.

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Ray Romano | Ray Romano

Ray Romano

Originally posted 03/31/2006 02:00PM

After saying goodbye to Everybody Loves Raymond last year, Ray Romano has settled back into what made him a success: family life. Wife Anna is "happy to have me home," says Romano, 48, who plays woolly mammoth Manny in Ice Age: The Meltdown. "But there are times where she just wishes that I was out." When he's not getting in the way of making dinner, Romano is getting the kids ready for school ("We literally drag them out of the bed," he says), watching baseball games and worrying over his 15-year-old daughter Alexandra's interest in boys. Romano – who's been married for 19 years and also has 13-year-old twins Gregory and Matthew and 8-year-old Joseph – recently chatted about dealing with his new reality, grieving for Raymond and getting lost in his 10,000-square-foot house.

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Ray Romano: I Miss Raymond | Ray Romano

Ray Romano: I Miss Raymond

Originally posted 03/27/2006 05:25PM

Ray Romano, who is reprising his role as a wooly mammoth for Ice Age: The Meltdown, says he had a bit of meltdown of his own after ending the nine-year run of Everybody Loves Raymond.

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Renée Misses Hubby Kenny's Country Kudos | Kenny Chesney

Renée Misses Hubby Kenny's Country Kudos

Originally posted 05/18/2005 08:00AM

CELEBRATED: Kenny Chesney was named entertainer of the year at the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, just eight days after his surprise marriage to Renée Zellweger, who was on a movie set and missed the show. The new groom laughed off questions about his marriage after the show, saying only that he would spend his evening going to a party and doing a little gambling, the Associated Press reports. Gretchen Wilson won for both female vocalist and best new artist; Australian Keith Urban took male vocalist and album awards; while Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss won two trophies each.

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Raymond Cast Tempers Its Love at Tribute | Ray Romano

Raymond Cast Tempers Its Love at Tribute

Originally posted 11/16/2004 08:00AM

It was a love-in, albeit with qualifications, as the cast and crew of Everybody Loves Raymond were honored at a Museum of Television and Radio fundraiser at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday night.

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