Margaret Thatcher - Margaret Thatcher Dead At 87: Harry Styles (Of All People) Lead Tributes

A website titled "Is Margaret Thatcher Dead?" has received a slew of criticism in recent years for its tasteless daily updates of whether or not the Baroness had passed away. Nevertheless, the website finally showed a huge YES today as reports came in that the former Prime Minister died from a stroke. She was the first female prime minister when she entered Downing Street in 1979.

Though the intellectuals, historians and biographers are having their say on Thatcher's legacy, the celebrities were also weighing in on her passing - among them, Harry Styles. The One Direction star came out as a Labour supporter last year, though he paid tribute to the former Tory leader in a tweeting this morning, saying, "RIP Baroness Thatcher.x" He and his One Direction pals buddied up with Prime Minister David Cameron for their Comic Relief campaign earlier this year.

Geri Halliwell, who has made no secret of her love for Thatcher, was another celebrity to pay tribute, saying, "Thinking of our 1st Lady of girl power ,Margaret Thatcher , a green grocer's daughter who taught me any thing is possible...x"

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher With Tony Blair and Cherie Blair

Mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins was another to go for the 'girl power' angle, tweeting, "RIP Baroness Thatcher. I will always fondly remember the afternoon tea & chat at your home #GirlPower," though after coming under fire from some fans, she added, "Say what you like but she was a wonderful supporter of our military in her later years and for that reason I have massive respect."

Imogen Thomas was another celebrity to suffer a backlash for her Thatcher related tweets, while X Factor star and Celebrity Big Brother winner Ryan Clark walked into an almighty wall of abuse. "Getting a bit of backlash about thatcher, maybe I'm not up on history???" he asked.

Harry StylesHarry Styles Leaving The Groucho Club In London

Katherine Jenkins
Katherine Jenkins Attending The BRIT Awards This Year

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Rylan Clark At The ITV Studios


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