US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg popularly known as ‘RBG’ died at the age of 87. RBG, whose 27-year tenure as the second female justice on the U.S Supreme Court was a legal career dedicated to advancing the rights of women. Her cause of death is due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer and she battled five bouts of cancer.
Ginsburg dictated a statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera that she wished not to be replaced until a new president is installed. Many politicians and celebrities mourned her death through social media.
Statement from President Donald Trump on the Passing of Justice Ginsburg
President Donald Trump released a statement on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Today, our Nation mourns the loss of a titan of the law. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg served more than 27 years as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States – notably just the second woman to be appointed to the Court. She was a loving wife to her late husband, Martin, and a dedicated mother to her children. Renowned for her brilliant mind and her powerful dissents at the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg demonstrated that one can disagree without being disagreeable toward one’s colleagues or different points of view. Her opinions, including well-known decisions regarding the legal equality of women and the disabled, have inspired all Americans, and generations of great legal minds.
A fighter to the end, Justice Ginsburg battled cancer, and other very long odds, throughout her remarkable life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ginsburg family and their loved ones during this difficult time. May her memory be a great and magnificent blessing to the world.”
Former President Barack Obama wrote on Twitter “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals. That’s how we remember her. But she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honored.”
Democratic President Nominee and Former Vice-President Joe Biden mourning the death of Justice Ginsberg wrote on Twitter “Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood for all of us. She was an American hero, a giant of legal doctrine, and a relentless voice in the pursuit of that highest American ideal: Equal Justice Under Law. May her memory be a blessing to all people who cherish our Constitution and its promise.”
2016 Democratic President Nominee Hillary Clinton shared on Twitter on the death of RBG, “Justice Ginsburg paved the way for so many women, including me. There will never be another like her. Thank you RBG.”
Former President of the United State wrote on Twitter “We have lost one of the most extraordinary Justices ever to serve on the Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and landmark opinions moved us closer to a more perfect union. And her powerful dissents reminded us that we walk away from our Constitution’s promise at our peril.”
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi mourned the death of Justice Ginsburg shared on Twitter, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg embodied justice, brilliance and goodness. Her passing is an incalculable loss for our democracy and for all who sacrifice and strive to build a better future for our children.”, “We must honor Justice Ginsburg’s trailblazing career and safeguard her powerful legacy by ensuring that the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court upholds her commitment to equality, opportunity and justice for all.”
Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr wrote on Twitter mourning the death RBG “”Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” RIP, RBG”
American actor Mark Ruffalo wrote on Twitter “Okay, today we mourn a Lioness Of Light and Righteousness, tomorrow we fight like RBG did for us every single day. She would have it no other way. Rest In Power Justice RGB! We will prevail on your behalf.”
Viola Davis, American actress and producer wrote on Twitter “No 2020!!! No! No! Not now! Not this WOMAN!!! Please work your supreme magic, brilliant mind, and courage from Heaven!! Help us down here! Thank you for your service Queen!! Rest in glorious peace”
Australian actor wrote on Twitter about the death of Justice Ginsburg “A maverick…. Who changed the entire world for the better.”