The Supreme Court announced on Friday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, died earlier that evening of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, the second female justice in SCOTUS history.
In July, Ginsburg announced she was undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer on her liver, after having previously fought off cancers in her colon, lungs, and pancreas where she fended off cancer twice.
Chief Justice John Roberts said Friday in a statement the country “lost a jurist of historic stature.”
“Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg was we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice,” he said.
JUST IN: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87, the Supreme Court says. pic.twitter.com/8iKg0bGBQD
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