Rumours have been spreading overnight that Margaret Thatcher has died. And the rumours are kind of half true, because a Margaret Thatcher did indeed die on Friday. But not the Margaret Thatcher.
While the former British prime minister is alive and well, a woman named Margaret Thatcher died in a car crash in Oregon. 61-year-old Margaret Thatcher of Portland was struck as she crossed a road in the Southeast Portland street area at around 8pm on Friday night.
The former British PM, meanwhile, is now 86 years old and largely retired from public life. There are regular rumours that she has died, and stories that she isn’t in the best of health. But she hasn’t been run over on a street in Oregon. Different Thatcher.