BY SARAH POLUS
A man who made headlines as a kid by becoming the youngest person to interview a sitting president has died at the age of 23, The Palm Beach Post reports.
Damon Weaver was just 11 years old when he scored a sit-down interview with then-President Barack Obama in 2009. A Canal Point Elementary School student at the time, young Weaver asked the president several questions in an approximately 10-minute interview in the White House Diplomatic Room that fueled Weaver’s dream of becoming a journalist.
On May 1, Weaver died of natural causes, his sister Candace Hardy confirmed to the Post. At the time of his death, Weaver was studying communications at Albany State University in Georgia. He was looking forward to returning to school in the fall, Hardy said.
“Dwyane Wade was impressive and he gave me good advice,” Weaver previously told The Palm Beach Post. “He told me to stick with my dreams. And he told me that I’m a ‘cool’ person.”
Weaver’s funeral service will reportedly be live-streamed on the Brown & Bussey Funeral Home’s Facebook page.