Ginsburg was 87 years old.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court justice, died of cancer. This is reported in the statement of the Supreme Court.
Ginsburg, 87, died from complications of pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington, surrounded by her family.
Ginsburg was born in New York City in 1933. She was educated at Cornell, Harvard, and Columbia universities. Since becoming a lawyer, she has long specialized in protecting women’s rights in courts at various levels. She has achieved the adoption of several laws that guarantee protection from sexual discrimination.
In 1980, she began her career as a judge on the District Court for the Federal district of Columbia. Ginsburg was appointed a justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. She became the second female chief justice in US history. For a decade, she was the leader of the liberal faction of the Supreme Court. In recent years, Ginsburg has become a cult figure in the United States.
Chief justice John Roberts said: “We have lost a beloved colleague in the Supreme Cou
rt. We are grieving now, but we are confident that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her – a tireless and determined advocate for justice.”
People gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, laying flowers and lighting candles in memory of Ruth Ginsburg.