Died of natural causes at 23?
Damon Weaver, the student reporter who gained national attention in 2009 for interviewing President Barack Obama, has died. He was 23.
Weaver died May 1 of natural causes, his family said. He had been studying communications at Albany State University in Georgia.
Weaver was 11 when he became the youngest person to conduct an interviewwith a sitting president, meeting with Obama for 10 minutes Aug. 13, 2009, in the Diplomatic Room, the Palm Beach Post reported. The interview covered education including school lunches, bullying, conflict resolution and how to succeed.
At the end of the interview Weaver asked Obama to be his “homeboy,” telling him that then Vice-President Joe Biden had already agreed.
“Absolutely,” Obama said, smiling and shaking Weaver’s hand.