'Bernie Baby' Oliver Lomas, Infant Sanders Lookalike, Reportedly Dies Of SIDS

Rest in peace, Oliver.

03/02/2016 06:44 pm ET
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Oliver Lomas appears with his mother, Susan Lomas, at a February Bernie Sanders rally in Las Vegas.

A baby known widely on social media as “Bernie Baby” has died, reportedly of sudden infant death syndrome, at the age of 3.5 months.

Oliver Jack Carter Lomas appeared in numerous photos wearing a messy white wig and large glasses reminiscent of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Oliver actually met his style inspiration in February, when his mother, Susan Lomas, brought him to a Sanders rally in Las Vegas.

The Independent Journal reported Tuesday that Oliver had died. His mother posted about his death and funeral arrangements on Facebook and Twitter.

Lomas was not immediately available for comment. Funeral service company Forest Lawn confirmed the details of Oliver's arrangements to The Huffington Post. Oliver’s aunt, Anastasia Lomas, commented on a Facebook meme featuring the baby that SIDS was the cause of death.

SIDS is a term that characterizes the death of a child under age 1 that can’t be explained, even after a thorough investigation. About 1,500 infants died of SIDS in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making it a leading cause of death for infants. 

H/T Snopes

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