The infant who garnered online fame as "Bernie Baby" has reportedly died of sudden infant death syndrome(SIDS), according to a GoFundMe page set up for the family. He was just four months old.
Oliver Jack Carter Lomas delighted social media followers as a smiley impersonation of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
His mother, Susan Lomas, shared photos of little Oliver donning a wild white-haired wig and glasses, styled after the Vermont senator.
Lomas even brought him to one Sander's rallies in Las Vegas, where the senator met his youngest supporter. A photo of Sander's holding his mini doppelgänger at the event went viral.
"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," Lomas wrote in a Facebook post about her son's death.
He passed away on Feb. 25, according to "Today."
A GoFundMe page has been set up by Oliver's Aunt, Anastasia Lomas, and the rest of the Lomas family. Funds are being raised to provide for the boy's "wake, funeral, and burial expenses."
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According to the Center Disease Control and Prevention, SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants one to 12 months old. The CDC says researchers can’t be sure how often these deaths happen because there are no tests to tell SIDS apart from suffocation, which can occur from soft bedding or overlay.
About 1,500 infants died of SIDS in 2014, the CDC reports.