World richest black woman, Oprah Winfrey’s mother has died at the age of 83, family have confirmed.

Winfrey Oprah was not raised entirely by her mother and had opened up in the past about their difficult relationship.

Oprah’s mum, Vernita was born in 1935 in segregated Mississippi. She met Vernon Winfrey and they gave birth to Oprah in 1954.

She couldn’t raise Oprah because she moved to Milwaukee where she worked as a housemaid.

Oprah was raised by her maternal grandmother until she was six-years-old.

Speaking about her mother, the talk show legend previously said: “I was asking the question … what is a mother? What are you supposed to feel about your mother?”

She posted on her Instagram page

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