Thatcher: her life in pictures
It is reported that the 87-year-old Thatcher died at the Ritz hotel in Central London the late morning of April 8, 2013.
British papers say her son Mark and her daughter, Carol, were not with her when she succumbed to a stroke at about 11:00.
In a statement released from Buckingham Palace shortly after the news of Lady Thatcher's fate, it was reported that the Queen was 'saddened by the news'.
View our gallery from some of the highlights of her colourful political career and life.