Denis Thatcher’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 10, 1915

Death Date

June 26, 2003

Age of Death

88 years

Cause of Death

Pancreatic Cancer

Place of Death

London, United Kingdom


Business Executive

The business executive Denis Thatcher died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known best as the spouse of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, this English businessman made millions through his management of the Atlas company. He later worked for Attwoods, Quinton Hazell, Halfords, and other major businesses. 

Before beginning his business career, he served during World War II in the Royal Engineers and Royal Artillery regiments.

In the early years of his marriage to Margaret Thatcher, he paid for his wife’s study of law.

His first marriage, to Margaret Doris Kempson, ended in divorce in 1948. The following year, he met Margaret Hilda Roberts (later Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher); the pair married in 1951 and welcomed twins Mark and Carol in 1953.

He and his wife were fond of American President George H.W. Bush and of Bush’s first lady, Barbara Bush.

How did Denis Thatcher die?

Lady Thatcher’s staff also thought he also looked unwell, and on 13 June he was admitted to the Royal Brompton Hospital for further tests. Nothing wrong was found with his heart but terminal pancreatic cancer was diagnosed, along with fluid in his lungs.



What it meant to me: a happy life, of course, companionship, of course. A common objective, I think.

Denis Thatcher

The whole of the situation of the Conservative Party today springs from that night when they dismissed the best prime minister the country had had since Churchill.

Denis Thatcher

I wasn’t absolutely too sure where the Falklands was, and I didn’t want to make a bloody fool of myself.

Denis Thatcher

It would have been a very, very good thing if the next election after Margaret went we had lost.

Denis Thatcher

More people deserted our party and we have never recovered.

Denis Thatcher