Baroness Thatcher, the former UK prime minister, has died at age 87.

Lord Bell, 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. A further statement will be made later.”

Baroness Thatcher was the first woman to become prime minister in the UK, holding the post from 1979 to 1990.

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