- Damon Weaver interview former US president Obama in 2009 when he was just 11 years old
- Weaver also scored high profile interviews with celebrities such as Dwayne Johnson and Oprah Winfrey
- The 23-year-old passed away on 1 May, 2021 but the cause of his death was not immediately disclosed
Damon Weaver, who was one of the youngest-ever reporters to interview former United States (US) President Barack Obama, has passed on aged 23.
Weaver got the unique chance to interview Obama at the White House when he was only 11 years old in 2009. According to a report by CNN, the young man breathed his last on May 1, 2021 in Florida but the cause of his demise was not immediately revealed.
His family convened at the St John’s First Baptist Church in Belle Glade, Florida on Saturday, 15 May to celebrate Weaver's life with his sister describing him as the life of the party.
"Everybody just couldn’t wait to be around him. Family gatherings, they were always fun just because of his presence,” Hardy Weaver, his sister said.
Without revealing much information about his death, Hardy said she got a text from his brother telling her he was in the hospital but by the time she arrived, he had already passed on.
In 2009, a young Weaver warmed hearts after interviewing Obama about all things education.
"You did a great job in this interview, somebody must be doing it right back at school," the former president lauded him after their conversation.
Before then, he had interviewed Joseph R Biden Jr in 2008, who was then Obama's running mate. He had also scored high profile meetings with celebrities such as Dwayne Johnson and Oprah Winfrey.
In a separate story, Briefly News reported that a Nigerian graduate with the handle @JESSEDREVIVAL, who studied mechanical engineering in school, has taken to Twitter to showcase the work he is doing for survival.
It is no news that many Nigerians struggle to get a befitting job nowadays as more people are becoming 'accidental entrepreneurs'.
In a tweet on Thursday, the Nigerian man shared a photo of himself at work and a snap showing when he got his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.
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Source: Briefly News