April 8, 2013 (TSR) – The former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87.
Thatcher, who led the British government between 1979 and 1990, suffered a stroke and died peacefully this morning, her spokesman Lord Bell said.
The former Conservative leader had lived a withdrawn life after leaving active politics. She had been suffering from dementia for some time.
Lord Bell said: “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.
“A further statement will be made later.”
More update to follow later.