Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dead at 85.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister in England’s history, passed away in a London hospital early New Year’s Day morning, succumbing to congestive heart failure. She was 85 years old at the time of her death.
Margaret Thatcher served as British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, and in many ways revolutionized the political landscape of not only Britain, but of the entire world. The tough talking Thatcher earned the nickname “Iron Lady” during her time in office.
Thatcher had, in recent years, fallen victim to demensia and became too frail to leave her bed around 2008. Her children and grandchildren were all present as she died.
A monumental service is planned for next week; it is expected to be the largest such ceremony since Princess Di died in August of 1997.