Britain's "Iron Lady" dead at 87

Margaret Thatcher, a towering British political figure known as the "Iron Lady", has passed away after suffering a stroke at the age of 87. "During her life in politics, some worshipped her as a modernizer who

transformed the country, others bitterly accused her of entrenching the

divide between the rich and the poor," - Reuters.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Has Died

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: A man leaves a floral tribute outside the residence of Baroness Thatcher in Chester Square on April 8, 2013 in London, England. Lord Bell, spokesperson for Baroness Margaret Thatcher, announced in a statement that the former British Prime Minister died peacefully following a stroke on 8th April, aged 87. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Has Died

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: A floral tribute is left outside the residence of Baroness Thatcher in Chester Square on April 8, 2013 in London, England. Lord Bell, spokesperson for Baroness Margaret Thatcher, announced in a statement that the former British Prime Minister died peacefully following a stroke on 8th April, aged 87. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Has Died

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: A workman lowers the Union Flag flying above Downing Street to half-mast at the news of the death of former British prime Minster Baroness Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in London, England. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miner’s strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Has Died

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: A workman lowers the Union Flag flying above Downing Street to half-mast at the news of the death of former British prime Minster Baroness Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in London, England. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miner’s strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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