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Virginia McLaurin, who danced with Obamas as centenarian, dies at 113

Virginia McLaurin, who danced with Obamas as centenarian, dies at 113


Virginia McLaurin, who danced with Obamas as centenarian, dies at 113

Virginia McLaurin, a Washington woman who was 106 when in 2016 she visited and danced with Barack and Michelle Obama in the White House, has died. She was 113 years old.

When McLaurin visited the Obamas, footage of the joyous encounter quickly went viral. On the White House Facebook page, the video has now been viewed 70m times.

At 104, in 2013, McLaurin was honoured in Washington for her volunteer work with disabled students.

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