Margaret Thatcher Dies at 87
Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to ever serve as prime minister of the United Kingdom, has died at the age of 87. A spokesperson announced that she had a stroke, though she had been in poor health in recent years and was reportedly suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
A family statement (via the BBC) said "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning."
- NAME:Margaret Thatcher
- OCCUPATION:Prime Minister
- BIRTH DATE:October 13, 1925 (Age: 87)
- EDUCATION: Somerville College at Oxford
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
- Nickname: Iron Lady
- ZODIAC SIGN:Libra
The first female prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figurehead of conservative ideology during her time in office.