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Thatcher Suffered Minor Stroke, Daughter Says

January 27, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has suffered what was believed to be a minor stroke, her daughter said.

Carol Thatcher told the British Broadcasting Corp. that her mother, now Baroness Thatcher, fell ill while vacationing abroad over the New Year's holiday. She said the stroke was "very, very minor."

The Times newspaper in London reported that Thatcher, 76, became ill while celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary with husband, Denis, on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The newspaper said that Thatcher had made a full recovery.

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