Sawyer Sweeten was only 19 years old when he committed suicide on Apr. 23.
A new report claims the Everybody Loves Raymond star was using drugs before his tragic death. The autopsy report, according to Radar Online, states marijuana or “cannabinoid” was found in his system.
Sawyer’s legacy lives on through his loved ones — including his twin brother Sullivan, 23-year-old sister Madylin (both also starred on the long-running sitcom), and his mother, Elizabeth Gini, who provided an emotional eulogy at his funeral after others shared memories and comforting words.
“My physical time with you is over now. So, son, you put those hands that I held for 20 years, one on your baby sister and one in God’s hand, and guide her along this journey until I can hold you both again,” Elizabeth said.
It was believed that Sawyer was dealing with financial woes and bullying before his passing. His cousin Jacklyn Stines suggested depression may have also been a factor in his choice to end his life.
“I’ve heard he was depressed, but I don’t know what exactly about,” she told the site. “There is a history of depression in the family, all through. Many of them are on medication for depression.”
Our continued condolences go out to his loved ones.