The Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87.
Thatcher, who was Britain’s first and only female PM, suffered a stroke and passed away peacefully this morning.
The Baroness, nicknamed the Iron Lady, led the British government between 1979 and 1990 – winning elections in 1979, 1983 and 1987 – and remains one of the most controversial British political figures.
Lord Bell, her spokesman, 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.
David Cameron paid tribute to former Conservative Leader:
“It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Lady Thatcher. We have lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister and a great Briton.”
Thatcher had withdrawn from public and political life for much of her later years, after suffering from dementia for some time.