Damon Weaver, who emerged onto the public spotlight as an 11-year-old when he interviewed former President Barack Obama, died on May 1 at age 23. Weaver's sister, Candace Hardy, confirmed the news on Thursday, saying that her brother died due to natural causes, USA TODAY reported

"He was a light, the life of the party," Hardy told WFLX. "Everybody just couldn't wait to be around him. Family gatherings were always fun because of his presence."

Weaver came back to his family's home last year when the pandemic forced school closures and attended his virtual classes. But tragedy suddenly struck earlier this month. 

"I had just gotten to work and my brother text me and told me that he was at the hospital," Hardy said. "And by the time I got there from where I work, he had already passed away."