Legal, cultural and feminist icon, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday evening due to complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.
The Supreme court, in a statement, said Justice Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., surrounded by family. She was 87.
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”
Ginsburg aka Notorious RBG, served 27 years on the Supreme Court, becoming its most prominent member. She was also known for her fight for women’s rights and gender equality.