Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died

FILE -- Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, gestures to members of the media as she stands on her house doorstep, following her return home from hospital, in central London, Monday June 29, 2009. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

April 8, 2013 5:14:07 AM PDT
Margaret Thatcher, the first woman ever to serve as prime minister of Great Britain and the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century has died at age 87."It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning," Lord Timothy Bell said today. "A further statement will be made later."