Sad! Kid reporter who interviewed Obama dies at 23




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BY SARAH POLUS

A man who made headlines as a kid by becoming the youngest person to a sitting president has died at the age of 23, The Palm Beach Post reports.

Damon Weaver just 11 years old when he scored a sit-down then-President Barack in 2009. A Canal Point Elementary School student at the time, young Weaver asked several questions in an approximately 10-minute in the White House Diplomatic Room that fueled Weaver’s dream of becoming a .

On May 1, Weaver died of natural causes, his sister Candace Hardy confirmed to the Post. At the time of his death, Weaver studying communications at Albany State University in Georgia. He looking forward to returning to school in the fall, Hardy said.

Hardy described Weaver’s interview as a “once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

“That’s the only way to describe ,” she added. “ life-changing for him.”

Among the questions Weaver asked was if had the power to school lunches and if would be willing to play NBA star Dwayne Wade in a -on- basketball game.

Wade was among the interviews Weaver conducted, as well as then-Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Joe (D) and mogul Oprah Winfrey.

“Dwyane Wade was impressive and he gave me good advice,” Weaver previously told The Palm Beach Post. “He told me to stick my dreams. And he told me that I’m a ‘cool’ person.”

Weaver hoped to pursue a career covering sports upon graduating , said Hardy, who recalled her brother as an inspiration to young kids.

“A lot of people looked up to him,” she said, according to the Post. “With him being so young, he made a way for more to engage in .”

Weaver’s funeral service will reportedly be live-streamed on the Brown & Bussey Funeral Home’s Facebook page.