‘Bernie Baby,’ the Mascot of the Sanders Campaign, Has Died

March 3, 2016 Updated: March 3, 2016

Oliver Jack Carter Lomas-Davis, the toddler who caught the attention of the supporters of Bernie Sanders at a Nevada rally, has died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

A photo of the baby being held by Sanders himself went viral on social media. 

“His mother dressed young Oliver up to look like a baby version of Sanders and he became an instant sensation,” reads Oliver’s memorial page

Thousands of toddlers across the U.S. die from SIDS each year. 

Oliver died on February 25. 

A GoFundMe page has raised more than $17,000 for the baby’s funeral, with the surfeit allocated to counseling fees for his family.