Meryl Streep Margaret Thatcher: A Look Back At Her Stunning 'Iron Lady' Performance

After a long and fulfilling career as Great Britain's first prime minister, Margaret Thatcher has died at age 87.

"It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning," Lord Timothy Bell said in a statement Monday. "A further statement will be made later."

The tragedy brings to mind actress Meryl Streep's portrayal of Thatcher in 2011 film The Iron Lady, a performance that landed the celebrity her third Academy Award. Though there were a lot of great contenders for the Oscar last year, the award was well-deserved.

Take a look at Streep's acceptance speech for the Oscar:

Here is another great clip of Streep playing the late Thatcher:

What do you think Streep would have to say about this? Will she make a statement? Which other celebrities will send their condolences? Do you think more people will be watching the movie now that Thatcher has passed away?

If you haven't seen it yet, now is the time to check it out, not just in honor of the late political figure, but because the film itself is so excellent. Hopefully Thatcher led her life exactly as she wanted to and accomplished everything on her bucket list.