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Former British PM Margaret Thatcher dead at 87: spokesman

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Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady” who shaped a generation of British politics, died

 

A picture dated June 19, 2006 shows Baroness Margaret Thatcher leaving St George's Chapel in Windsor after the annual Garter Service (AFP Photo)

A picture dated June 19, 2006 shows Baroness Margaret Thatcher leaving St George’s Chapel in Windsor after the annual Garter Service
(AFP Photo)

(AFP) - Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady” who shaped a generation of British politics, died following a stroke on Monday at the age of 87, 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,” Lord Tim Bell said.


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