Sawyer Sweeten Mourned: TV Dad Ray Romano's 'Heart Breaks' for 'a Wonderful and Sweet Kid'

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.”

Everybody Loves Raymond Star Sawyer Sweeten Dead at Age 19: Reports

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

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.

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Ray and Anna Romano Give Back After Her Breast Cancer Fight

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.

Ray Romano: My Wife Beat Breast Cancer

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.

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

Lada Gaga was a no-show at Sunday s MTV Video Music Awards – but 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.

Ray Romano and sons at premiere

Actor Ray Romano, 49, and his sons, identical twins Matthew and Gregory, 14, and little brother Joseph, 9, attend the premiere of I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry last evening.

Ray Romano

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.

Ray Romano: I Miss Raymond

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.

“It’s weird. It was hard. It’s hard,” he said of his post Raymond career. “All of a sudden I had all this free time and I was excited, but then after about three or four months it’s like you lost a family member There’s a sense of loss.”

Renée Misses Hubby Kenny's Country Kudos

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.

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