Former Prime Minister of Britain, Baroness Margaret Thatcher is dead. She died after suffering from stroke attack, her spokesperson Lord Bell has announced. She was 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 Bell, said this morning. Thatcher was Britain’s first and only female prime minister. Thatcher had significant health problems in her later years, suffering several small strokes and struggling with dementia.
In Dec. 2012, she was underwent an operation to remove a bladder growth, her adviser Tim Bell said. But during her long career on the political stage, Thatcher was known as the Iron Lady. She led Great Britain as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, a champion of free-market policies and adversary of the Soviet Union.