The former British prime minister proved a controversial personality in life as well as in passing as fellow tweeters shared their divided bitter-sweet thoughts.
… And in a message from Buckingham Palace, the Queen has said, "I won." #ThatcherDead
— Rory Murphy (@OhThatRMurphy) April 8, 2013
— Sean Gill (@Apostlegillus) April 8, 2013
— Hippy Chef (@Hippy_Chef) April 8, 2013
Some, however chose to steer away from a path laden with cheesy jokes and shallow metaphors, sticking to political statements and analysis instead.
Her legacy lives on in the current government, so we will never be truely rid of her! Can you hear the cackling laugh? #ThatcherDead
— Miranda kate (@PurpleQueenNL) April 8, 2013
Thatcher will always be remembered as Britain's first female prime minister, but more than that, it was her political stronghold as leader of the Conservative Party and some of the choices she made while in power that made her notorious.
— Finn Greig (@LorneFinn) April 8, 2013
Also lets not forget Margaret Thatchers fiercely strong opposition against sanctions on South Africas racist apartheid Lol bye #ThatcherDead
— Lioness (@bitterarab) April 8, 2013
As news organisations raced to publish the story, some ironic errors crept in.
Well done BBC "Margaret Thatcher dies following a strike" twitpic.com/chwr91
— HeardinLondon (@HeardinLondon) April 8, 2013
Oh dear someone at CNN obviously didn't get the memo – runs obit pic of Thatcher with Jimmy Savile: twitter.com/fieldproducer/…
— Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) April 8, 2013
It's not surprising that her death has stirred the emotions of many.
It's been 23 years since she stepped down, but the battle of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer – a sentiment which personifies her leadership for many, still rings true in many economies.