Music world reacts to death of Margaret Thatcher

Stars from the world of pop and rock react to news of the former PM's death

Music world reacts to death of Margaret Thatcher

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The music world has reacted with a mixture of jubilation and commiseration following the death of Baroness Thatcher today (April 8).

The death of the former prime minister, who was in charge of the country between 1979 and 1990, led to a huge surge in activity on the social network, with supporters keen to pay tribute and her detractors delighted at the news of her death. Among the stars of the music world to pay tribute to Thatcher were One Direction member Harry Styles and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, who stated: "Thinking of our 1st Lady of girl power, Margaret Thatcher, a green grocer's daughter who taught me anything is possible."

Members of the indie-rock world were less congratulatory, however, with Blood Red Shoes asking, "Where's the party?" and North-East based band Frankie & The Heartstrings stating simply: "Cunt's dead."

Lady Thatcher died at the Ritz hotel in London at around 11am after suffering a stroke. Her son, Sir Mark Thatcher, and daughter Carol confirmed that she died this morning. Speaking on behalf of the family, Lord Bell said: "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning. A further statement will be made later."

Scroll down to see a collection of tweets about Margaret Thatcher now.


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