Kid Reporter Who Interviewed Obama at White House Dies at 23

Damon Weaver was 23 when he died May 1, his sister told the Palm Beach Post.

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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2009 file photo, Damon Weaver, 10, walks in a park near his home in Pahokee, Fla. Weaver who gained national acclaim when he interviewed President Barack Obama at the White House in 2009 has died of natural causes, his family says. Weaver was 23 when he died May 1, 2021 his sister, Candace Hardy, told the Palm Beach Post. (AP Photo/ Lynne Sladky, File )
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The student reporter who gained national acclaim when he interviewed President Barack Obama at the White House in 2009 has died of natural causes, his family says. Damon Weaver was 23 when he died May 1, his sister, Candace Hardy, told the Palm Beach Post. Further details were not released. He had been studying communications at Albany State University in Georgia. Weaver was 11 when he interviewed Obama for…

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