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.
— Veterans For Bernie (@Vets4Bernie) February 15, 2016
Our social media accounts will go silent for a period of time in memory of Little Oliver. pic.twitter.com/3MOX5ZDGwZ
— BernieSandersBrigade (@BSandersBrigade) February 28, 2016
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.