The Death of Margaret Thatcher: 8th April 2013

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died on 8 April 2013 at The Ritz Hotel in London after suffering a stroke. She had been staying at a suite in The Ritz Hotel since Christmas after having difficulty with stairs at her Chester Square home. She had suffered from poor health for several years. Lord Bell, Thatcher’s spokesman, confirmed her death in a press release issued at 12:52 BST.