Damon Weaver, who as a child interviewed President Barack Obama in 2009, has died of natural causes at the age of 23.
At age 11, the child reporter was selected to meet and interview Obama at the White House and ask questions about education and bullying.
Weaver's 10-minute interview with Obama made him popular and helped him land other high-profile interviews.
The communications student also interviewed talk show host Oprah Winfrey and NBA star Dwyane Wade.
In the interview with the former U.S. President, Weaver asked if Obama was bullied a lot and asked him how to handle it.
"The main thing I just try to do is stay focused...and try to be understanding that sometimes people are going to be mad about things," Obama said at the time.
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.
In a more serious portion of the interview, Weaver said he had witnessed a lot of fights and shootings and asked Obama what he planned to do about violence in his community.
"You know, I think we have to make sure that all schools have the resources to keep children safe, but it's also important that parents and community members participate in training their young people to resolve arguments and disagreements without resorting to violence," Obama said, according to Local12 News.
But perhaps the most memorable moment was when Weaver asked Obama to be his "homeboy," to which Obama replied, "Absolutely."
Weaver's death was confirmed by his sister, who told the Palm Beach Post that he died May 1. No further information was released, according to CNN.