Margaret Thatcher, the British Prime Minister who governed the kingdom from 1979-1990 and was known as The Iron Lady, died this morning at the age of 87.
Her son, Sir Mark, and daughter Carol confirmed Thatcher's passing.
Lord Bell, her longtime spokesman, said this morning:
"It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning."
Thatcher will go down in history not only as Britain's first female prime minister, but as the woman who transformed Britain economically and internationally.