Damon Weaver, Student Reporter Who Once Interviewed President Barack Obama, Dead at 23
"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," his sister said in a statement.
Damon Weaver, a student journalist who once interviewed former President Barack Obama, has died. He was 23.
Weaver died on May 1 of what his sister Candace Hardy called natural causes, The Palm Beach Post reported Friday.
"He was loved by everyone," Hardy said in a statement to the outlet. "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," she added.
Weaver became the youngest person to interview a sitting president at the White House in 2009 when he was an 11-year-old Canal Point Elementary School student, according to The Palm Beach Post.
The student and Obama, 59, discussed mostly matters of education in their 10-minute conversation.
Hardy said the interview was a "once-in-a-lifetime experience" for her brother. "That's the only way to describe it," she told the Palm Beach Post. "It was life-changing for him."
Weaver went on to graduate from Royal Palm Beach High School and had earned a scholarship to Georgia's Albany State University. He was most recently living in West Palm Beach.
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