Sawyer Sweeten 19-yr-old actor commits suicide in Texas

Sawyer Sweeten shot himself with a gun while visiting family in Texas on April 23, 2015

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Sawyer Sweeten dies at 19

Sawyer, Madilyn and Sullivan Sweeten play

Sawyer, Madilyn and Sullivan Sweeten

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A 19-year-old American actor has been confirmed dead after taking his own life with a gun while visiting family members in Texas on Thursday, April 23.

A source close to the situation tells RadarOnline, ''Sawyer was visiting family in Texas. He went on the front porch and killed himself with a gunshot to his head.... Sawyer’s entire family is absolutely devastated by this tragedy.''

Sawyer Sweeten is famous for his role as one of the twins named Geoffrey Barone, in the 1996 – 2005 TV series, 'Everybody Loves Raymond'.

His older sister, Madilyn Sweeten, posted on Facebook on Thursday afternoon ... "At this time I would like to encourage everyone to reach out to the ones you love. Let them have no doubt of what they mean to you.”

She later confirmed Sawyer's death to TMZ, saying ''This morning a terrible family tragedy occurred. We are devastated to report that our beloved brother, son, and friend took his own life."

Reports say Sawyer would turn 20 in just few weeks.

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