It is a sad day when the measurement of one’s life is analyzed according to what is written on the Wikipedia site. True, it isn’t known what all contributed to the decision that drove Sawyer Sweeten to take his own life at the young age of 19, but this certainly does not help to balance one’s view or assessment of their own life or worth.
According to Wikipedia, the link to the page on the twins, “Sullivan and Sawyer Sweeten,” was removed (meaning it once existed?) because they were not newsworthy enough to have a page on this popular site. Presumably, the page has since been edited, so there is some question on what appeared or did not appear at one time. Noted sources across the internet reference a less than flattering explanation for why this young man’s information/page was removed from Wikipedia. Add to that the rumor has it that only Sawyer’s page that was removed, initially, and not that of his twin brother.
Whether this action by the online encyclopedia had anything to do with the decision that prompted Sawyer to end his life, cannot properly be measured, now that he is gone, but it does make us wonder what message we are giving to people, especially our youth.
Regardless of how this played out, it is likely to be reported to us via the popular news sources. Already, TV Guide has covered the story, as well as US Magazine.
In the meantime, we all mourn the loss of this young, talented, child star that we grew to love, while watching him grow up on Everybody Loves Raymond. Even his co-stars loved the young man, as shown in the multiple pictures of the Hollywood family, showing character mom, Patricia Heaton, holding the boys, as well as character grandma, Doris Roberts, also holding the boys. It is easy to see that these photos are a natural demonstration of a bond that is felt among the cast. If that isn’t proof enough, their own words also speak volumes.
The entire cast of #EverybodyLovesRaymond is in shock. Prayers for the Sweeten family.
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) April 24, 2015
It is with great sadness that I learned the news that Sawyer Sweeten, who played my grandson Geoffrey Barone on ‘…
Posted by Doris Roberts on Thursday, April 23, 2015
Sawyer Sweeten, you remain loved and remembered by many.
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