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#BernieBaby tragically passes away

Posted: 2:04 PM, Mar 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-03 14:04:59-05
#BernieBaby tragically passes away

An infant that won the love of the internet when his mother dressed him up as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has tragically passed away.

According to a Facebook post by the boy’s mother Souxsie Lomas, Oliver Lomas-Davis passed away late last month of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Oliver, dressed in his costume, met his lookalike at a Las Vegas rally in mid-February. The picture of Sanders and his young fan was retweeted hundreds of times and spawned the hashtag #BernieBaby.

Lomas informed the public of the heartbreaking news with a number of social media posts.

 

 

Oliver Jack Carter Lomas... I love you dearly, I love you most. I love you with all my heart and soul. I know that God will keep you near since God and truth are here.

Posted by Souxsie Lomas on  Monday, February 29, 2016

 

 

 

Oliver’s aunt Anastasia Lomas has started a GoFundMe page that will go toward the boy’s funeral services and counselling. The page has already met its goal of $16,000 in just four short days.

According to the GoFundMe page, services for the Oliver Lomas-Davis will take place at Forest Lawn funeral home in Los Angeles next Monday.

According to the CDC , 3,500 children die of SIDS each year.