10 Things To Know About Margaret Thatcher's Personal Life


Margaret Thatcher
Behind Margaret Thatcher's steely exterior was a woman full of spirit ... and fashion advice?

9. Margaret Thatcher actually died three times. Transport Minister John Baird of Canada sent out a mass email stating "Thatcher has died" in 2009. 'Thatcher,' as it turned out, was the name of Baird's beloved cat. The second time was death by Twitter—a prank tweet circulated last May stating that the ex-Prime Minister had passed away.

10. Margaret Thatcher battled dementia during the last years of her life. In 2008, daughter Carol wrote in her memoir that Thatcher would forget Denis had passed away. "I had to keep giving her the bad news over and over again. Every time it finally sank in that she had lost her husband of more than 50 years, she'd look at me sadly and say, 'Oh,' as I struggled to compose myself. 'Were we all there?' she'd ask softly." She passed on April 8 in London after suffering a stroke.

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