"If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing." These were some of the most famous words by Margaret Hilda Thatcher, who was unfortunately found deceased at age 87, this morning of April 8, 2013. Her son, Sir Mark, and daughter Carol confirmed that she died this morning. Lord Bell, her spokesman, 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." Lady Thatcher died at the Ritz hotel at about 11am after suffering a stroke. Her children were not at her bedside as they were abroad. Her doctor and carer were there when she died.
Margret Thatcher died about 11am at the Ritz in central London, where she had been staying since January following a min
Margret Thatcher Visiting the White House
The House of Lords has also been recalled on Wednesday, and will sit at 2.30pm - the same time as the Commons.
Lord Bell speaking this morning
Thatcher and Lord Bell
Her apparent fragility when she did appear in public, especially after the death of husband Denis in 2003, led to frequent bouts of speculation about her health.
Famous Quotes by Margret Thatcher