US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87. Ginsburg died on Friday (local time) at her home in Washington DC surrounded by her family, according to a statement released by the US Supreme Court.
Justice Ginsburg was the second woman appointed to the court in history and became a liberal giant and pop-culture icon thanks to her razor-sharp wit in the courtroom, and passion for equal rights.
US Presiden Donald Trump was one of the first to pay tribute to the American jurist, telling reporters: “She led an amazing life. What else can you say? She was an amazing woman. Whether you agree or not, she was an amazing woman who led an amazing life.”
Many others have taken to social media to pay tribute, with one writing: “An inspiration for so many. Such a loss.” Another added: “A remarkable woman! She most certainly was a titan amongst men and a sound voice for women everywhere.”
While a third wrote: “My heart is so heavy Broken heart. Ruth Bader Ginsburg may you rest in power and in peace. Your legacy for equality and justice procedures, you will always be remembered.”
Another added: “‘Fight for the things you care about. But do it in a way that leads others to join you’. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the US Supreme Court. You will be missed. RIP #RuthBaderGinsberg.”
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