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Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the controversial “Iron Lady” who shaped a generation of British politics, died following a stroke on Monday at the age of 87, her spokesman said.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron led tributes to Britain’s first woman premier, a right-wing titan and key figure in the Cold War.

“It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning,” spokesman Lord Tim Bell said, referring to Thatcher’s children.
The former premier, who led Britain from 1979 to 1990, suffered from dementia and has appeared rarely in public in recent years.

She was last in hospital in December for a minor operation to remove a growth from her bladder.

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