co-star Sawyer Sweeten, who has tragically killed himself aged just 19.The US actor and comedian was the star of the hit running sitcom, which ran from 1996 to 2005, meaning he worked with Sweeten for nine years."He was a wonderful and sweet kid to be around, just a great energy whenever he was there" Romano said, adding that he was "shocked and terribly saddened"."My heart breaks for him, his family and his friends during this very difficult time."Former co-stars and fans alike have taken to Twitter in droves to express their sadness at the news, announced by Sawyer's sister Madylin, who played Ally alongside him on the show."This morning a terrible tragedy occurred," she confirmed in a statement sent by Sawyer's manager.Born a Catholic, she embraced evangelical Protestantism as an adult, and now attends a Presbyterian church and advocates on behalf of an anti-abortion group called Feminists for Life.Since "Raymond" ended, she has emceed a Christian comedy tour featured in the DVD "Thou Shalt Laugh," and told Beliefnet last year that she had "an opportunity to get back to reading and studying and praying more, which I didn't have much time for" while doing the show.So proud that both my sons have done so well in learning how to ride!I think this is one of the funniest episodes of the whole series!Make sure your loved ones know how much you care about them, and please check in with them if you haven't touched base with them for a while.
Debra keeps dropping hints for Ray to ask her out - but he's too stupid to pick up on it at first. He knocks on the door, and thinks she said "Come in" - but she really said "Coming". She makes up an excuse that the futon leg is loose and he has to come fix it.Sawyer is believed to have shot himself on his relatives' front porch in Texas on Thursday morning.Patricia Heaton, who played Debra, tweeted that the entire cast is in shock and offered "prayers for the Sweeten family".Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and ...When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.Ray Romano hit the sitcom stratosphere with this gem based on his stand-up routine.