Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died.

She passed away Monday morning following a stroke, according to her spokeswoman.

Thatcher was Britain's first and only female prime minister.

She served from 1979 to 1990 as leader of the conservative party.

She was called the "Iron Lady" for her personal and political toughness.

Thatcher retired from public life after a stroke in 2002 and suffered several strokes after that.

She was 87 years old.


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