Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

Former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died at 87 following a stroke, her spokesman has said, BBC reports.

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.

Baroness Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990.

She was the first woman to hold the post. Her family is expected to make a further statement later.

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