Stars and Political Leaders Reflect on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy in Heartfelt Tributes
Tributes to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are pouring in after the feminist luminary died at age 87 on Sept. 18 as a result of her battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer. A pioneer in the fight for women's rights and gender equality, Ruth served on the Supreme Court for 27 years after she was appointed by then-President Bill Clinton in 1993. She was only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
"Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement released by the court. "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." Celebrities and political figures, including Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Meghan Markle, and Yara Shahidi, have taken to social media to honor Ruth's impactful legacy. Felicity Jones, who portrayed Ruth in the 2018 film On the Basis of Sex, even shared a statement, calling the late dignitary "a beacon of light in these difficult times." Look ahead to read the heartfelt eulogies dedicated to the iconic justice.