Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87
Margaret Thatcher, the prime minister of Britain from 1979 to 1990, died this morning following a stroke.
A statement from her spokesman, Lord Bell, said that her children, Mark and Carol, announced that she had died “peacefully.”
Baroness Thatcher, 87, had been increasingly ill in the last few year and was rarely seen in public.
She transformed Britain by privatizing state entities, battling trade union power, and carrying out a brand of conservatism that would eventually be called “Thatcherism.”
She was admired on the right and despised on the left. (AFP PHOTO/Suzanne Plunket/PoolSUZANNE PLUNKETT/AFP/Getty Images; AFP / Getty Images)