World reacts to Margaret Thatcher's passing

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    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher waves to the press at her home, after leaving Cromwell Hospital on November 1, 2010 in London, England. Baroness Thatcher was admitted to hospital 12 days ago after contracting flu, she missed a party at Downing Street on October 14, 2010 to celebrate her 85th birthday because of her illness. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    UNDATED (CNN) -- People from all over the world are reacting to the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death.

    London Mayor Boris Johnson says, "I think this country has just lost it's greatest Prime Minister since Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher was a revolutionary and a liberator. She freed millions of people to buy their own homes, to buy their own shares in British companies. And yes, sometimes some of the things she said were tough, but I think when you look back she was overwhelmingly right in her judgment."

    Prime Minister David Cameron and Queen Elizabeth II led the tributes to Britain's "Iron Lady," former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, following the news of her death Monday.

    "The Queen was sad to hear the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher. Her Majesty will be sending a private message of sympathy to the family," a statement from Buckingham Palace said.

    A statement from Cameron's office said: "It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Lady Thatcher. We have lost a great leader, a great prime minister and a great Briton."

    Meryl Streep, who played her in the 2011 film 'Iron Lady'. Streep released a statement calling Thatcher quote, "A pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics."

    Streep also gave her condolences to Thatcher's family and friends.

    Also people in France reacted to her death, saying that she "had a line and stuck to it." Another Frenchman says, "Under Mrs. Thatcher's rule, Britain became more stable and had an international aura politically, economically as well as industrially."

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