Daily US Times: Damon Weaver, who as a child took an interview of President Barack Obama in 2009, has died at the age of 23, a medical examiner confirms.
At age 11, Weaver was selected to meet and interview President Barack Obama at the White House to ask questions primarily about education.
According to the Palm Beach County, Florida, medical examiner, Weaver died on May 1 and his cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
According to Brown & Bussey’s Funeral Services, Weaver’s celebration of life was Saturday afternoon at St. John’s First Baptist Church in Belle Glade, Florida.
A Facebook post from the funeral home reads: “The Weaver family announces the passing of Mr Damon Lazar Weaver AKA “BAMA” of South Bay, Florida.”
“We do ask that you keep Mr. Weaver’s family in your most sincere prayers,” said the funeral home’s post added.
Weaver’s sister, Candace Hardy, told The Palm Beach Post this week: “He was loved by everyone. No matter if it was a stranger, his mom or a family member, he was just a ball of light with so much energy. He was always positive, always had a smile on a face and he was always a joy to be around. He left an impact on a lot of people.”
In a 2009 interview, Weaver told Time Magazine that he would like to be Wolf Blitzer.
That year, Damon Weaver spoke to Blitzer about his interview with Obama.
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