Damon Weaver: President Barack Obama’s child interviewer dies aged 23

Damon Weaver, who interviewed President Barack Obama in 2009, has died at the age of 23, according to a medical examiner.

At age 11, Weaver was selected to meet and interview President Obama at the White House to ask questions primarily about education.

Weaver died on May 1, according to the Palm Beach County, Florida, medical examiner. His cause of death has not yet been disclosed.

His funeral ceremony was held on Saturday.

“The Weaver family announces the passing of Mr Damon Lazar Weaver AKA “BAMA” of South Bay, Florida,” said a Facebook post from the funeral home.

“We do ask that you keep Mr. Weaver’s family in your most sincere prayers,” said the funeral home’s post.

“He was loved by everyone,” Weaver’s sister, Candace Hardy, told The Palm Beach Post.

“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,” Hardy said.

Weaver graduated from Royal Palm Beach High School in 2016 and went on to graduate from Albany State University in 2020, according to his Facebook page.