Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the trailblazing feminist icon, has died at 87-years-old. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from cancer. Ginsburg, a liberal hero to so many, was the subject of two recent films and countless memes. The now-late Supreme court Justice had been on the federal bench for decades. In 1993, she became the second woman ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court.
During her time on the bench, Ginsburg was consistent as a leading voice for gender equality, women’s interests, and civil rights and liberties. Ginsburg was surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., as she died due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.
The Twitterverse is grieving tonight.
BREAKING: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away.
Rest In Peace my hero.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) September 18, 2020
Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: “My most fervent wish is that i I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” https://t.co/8xNAGiIWuH
— Tom Eblen (@tomeblen) September 18, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg just died. I am sad and worried.
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) September 18, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg passes away.
May she rest in peace.
God Help Us all.
— SICK OF Agolf Twitler (@bblock29) September 18, 2020
We’re sending our thoughts and prayers to the family of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Rest in power, RBG. pic.twitter.com/VF7uItUBWp
— Young America for Biden & Harris (@YAFBiden) September 18, 2020
— Vicki Stanbury (@VickiStanbury) September 18, 2020
An icon. A hero. A woman way ahead of her time.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87 https://t.co/owly4HAkTm
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) September 18, 2020
— Liz (@elizabethluis) September 18, 2020
No. No. No. This just about sums it up. pic.twitter.com/Yc9roHaBrY
— BrittFromPitt – 🐇🌯 #BlackLivesMatter (@PittPensPats) September 18, 2020
No no no no no. I’m choking back tears. 2020 has broken me finally.
Rest In Peace, Justice Ginsburg. Yours was a hard-fought path and you have served the country, especially women, well and with honor. pic.twitter.com/75K32jmPW6
— Brandi is a fine girl voting for Biden (@Brandi_NE) September 18, 2020
NO NO NO NO BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD
This was the other shoe this was the other shoe we are so fucked this is not a drill we are so fucked.
— Alex (@AlexAnotherOne) September 18, 2020
This seat will be filled in due time. If Trump tries to rush it, he will be monkeying with the Court, w/devastating consequences. The Democrats will have options, incl increasing the size of the Supreme Court. For now, let’s take a deep breath and remember the legacy RBG left us https://t.co/wdpZyLAfRh
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) September 18, 2020
Rest in power, legend. As for 2020, I hate you with a passion — with every fiber of my being. This year just so abusive. It just had to take another hero from us. There, I said it.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Wake Forest University of Law/Flickr