Politicians, legal figures and celebrities have been paying tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the widely respected Supreme Court Judge who died on Friday at age 87.
Justice Bader Ginsburg’s family confirmed she died at her home in Washington D.C from complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.
The Associate Justice had served on the court since 1987, when she was appointed by Bill Clinton.
"Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said.
“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 tired and resolute champion of justice.”
Former Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, said: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a titan of justice. Her jurisprudence expanded the rights of all Americans, shaping our lives for the better.
“And her example now shines within the history of our country, there to inspire generations.”
New York state Attorney General, Letitia James, added: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a true American hero, and her legacy will live on in our nation forever.
“We are all heartbroken. May her memory be a blessing.”
California Governor Gavin Newsom, said: “We have lost a giant among us. A trailblazer. And a champion of equality and justice.
“Our hearts ache tonight. Let us honour her memory by preserving the very ideals she fought so tirelessly for.
“Rest in power.”
“Justice Ginsburg paved the way for so many women, including me. There will never be another like her. Thank you RBG,” said Hillary Clinton.
Actress Mindy Kaling also paid tribute.
“Breaking that ground so hard that the rest of us felt the cracks for years and years after,' said Ms Kaling.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: “NY’s heart breaks with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“During her extraordinary career, this Brooklyn native broke barriers and the letters RBG took on a new meaning - as battle cry and inspiration.
Her legal mind and dedication to justice leave an indelible mark on America.”
Actress Kristen Bell also paid tribute.
“Few women who’ve lived on planet earth have been as committed to helping others as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” said Ms Bell.
“I am deeply saddened by this loss. For everyone. Most of all, my little girls. Rest in Peace Ruth, and thank you for everything. You will always be a true north.”