She burst onto the scene like a roaring wind.

Her organization had a stuffy and unpopular reputation, but she changed all that. She won new converts by effectively and honestly doing what she said she would.

She swept the globe, and while she still had lots of irrational detractors, she inspired countless imitators in numerous countries.

However, in recent years, age and a debilitating disease struck her down, robbed her of her great gifts.

Today, she has fallen silent for the last time, and we will all mourn her passing.

No, not Margaret Thatcher, I mean MSN, which officially shut its doors today.