Breaking News: M. Thatcher dead at 87 *updated*

Posted by MWS On Monday, April 8, 2013 0 comments
Earlier this evening when I was at my physio session, I posted two links about Margaret Thatcher's peaceful demise as I was in a horizontal position undergoing therapy and could not do much.

CNN news reported it HERE.

The Telegraph reported it HERE.

The latest report this evening is by The Mirror HERE which reported that the Iron Lady will be receiving a ceremonial funeral.


As tributes poured in for the former premier, it was announced that she will receive a ceremonial funeral with military honours at St Paul's Cathedral.

Downing Street gave details of the event after the Tory former prime minister died this morning. She had been in ill health for several years and was rarely seen in public in recent times.

The Queen was said to be "sad" at news of her death and Prime Minister David Cameron praised her as a "great leader" and a "great Briton".

Her spokesman 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.

"A further statement will be made later." Follow live reaction.

Over the last couple of years her health had visibly deteriorated due to the affects of dementia and Alzheimer's.

Among the events she was forced to pull out of were an 85th birthday bash hosted by David Cameron at 10 Downing Street and the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April 2011.

In July 2011 it was announced that her office in the House of Lords had been closed down, just weeks after she was named the most competent British Prime Minister of the past 30 years in an Ipsos Mori poll.

MORE here.

May she rest in peace.

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