Margaret Thatcher, Britain's 'Iron lady' Prime Minister, Dead at 87Submitted by emalvini on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 08:38
Margaret Thatcher, Britain's 'Iron lady' Prime Minister, Dead at 87
David Wright | ABC NEWSApril 08, 2013
Margaret Thatcher, the first woman ever to serve as prime minister of Great Britain and the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century has died at age 87.
"It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning," Lord Timothy Bell said today. "A further statement will be made later."
Thatcher had significant health problems in her later years, suffering several small strokes and, according to her daughter, struggling with dementia.
In Dec. 2012, she was underwent an operation to remove a bladder growth, longtime adviser Tim Bell told The Associated Press.