The oldest woman in the world has died.

FOX's Gary Baumgarten reports:

Her name was Susannah Mushatt Jones and she was 116-years-old. She died at a senior home in Brooklyn, that according to Robert Young with the Gerontology Research Group.

Born in a small farm town in Alabama in 1899, Jones was one of 11 siblings and attended a special school for young black girls. She was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest person.

Young says Emma Morano of Italy, who also is 116-years-old and just a few months younger than Jones, is now the unofficial oldest person in the world.

In New York, Gary Baumgarten, FOX News.

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Emma Morano of Italy, the unofficial oldest person in the World

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