Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, beloved liberal Supreme Court justice and champion of women's rights, passed away today due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, the court announced, via CNN. Immediately after the news broke, celebrities and politicians paid tribute to RBG's life and legacy. Here, their posts commemorating her.
"This is so devastating for our country: Thank you for everything you did... Rest in power, RBG."
"You heard her. RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg ❤️ Thank you for fighting for all that is good, and for carrying the torch for so many, for so long. Today's a dark day, but your light will not be lost... Have you registered to VOTE? 🇺🇸"
McKinnon, who played RBG on Saturday Night Live, paid tribute to the late justice, whom she met last year at an off-Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof.
"For so many of us, Justice Ginsburg was a real-life superhero: a beacon of hope, a warrior for justice, a robed crusader who saved the day time and again," she wrote. "Playing her on SNL was a profound joy because I could always feel the overwhelming love and gratitude that the audience had for her,” she said. "It was one of the great honors of my life to meet Justice Ginsburg, to shake her hand, and to thank her for her lifetime of service to this country."
"I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a true champion of gender equality and was a strong woman for me and all the little girls of the world to look up to. Throughout my life, I’ve been fortunate to meet so many amazing people … but there’s those select few where there’s an instinct inside you that tells you to pay close attention. And I did. When I met her I was hanging on to her every word…I will always remember what she said to us the day we met her: “Be the best you.” It was simple yet profound. Thank you RBG for fighting all these years. We will honor you by continuing to fight for equality, empathy and justice for all. 💔 #RIPRBG ✨❤️✨"
"Rest In Peace RBG . Thank you for everything you brought to this world 💔🌹"
In a statement obtained by E! News, Meghan Markle honored RBG: "With an incomparable and indelible legacy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be known as a woman of brilliance, a Justice of courage, and a human of deep conviction," she wrote. "She has been a true inspiration to me since I was a girl. Honor her, remember her, act for her."
"RBG. A hero. An icon. A change-maker. A warrior. A legend.
We love you and all you did for us. Rest in power & grace."
"JUSTICE GINSBERG She utilized EVERY moment of her career fighting for equity. She stood up for us and fought for us tirelessly, regardless of her personal circumstances. Her impact has shaped the course of history and I hope she rests well knowing entire generations are taking up her work⭐️ #RIP #RGB"
"A trailblazer in every way. We will honor your life and legacy by voting to protect all you stood for. Thank you endlessly for fighting for justice and equality until the very end. #rbg"
"rest in power RBG. we are going to vote in your honor."
"Trailblazer. Icon. Legend. Role model. Fighter. The true definition of an empowered woman - this is a heartbreaking loss for us all. 💔 Please, please, please VOTE in her honor. #RBG"
“For both men and women the first step in getting power is to become visible to others, and then to put on an impressive show. . . . As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we’ll all be better off for it.” -Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Your impact and contribution will never be forgotten. Thank you, RBG. Your legacy lives on. Rest in Peace. ❤️
"Devastated. What a hero. She had been fighting for you and me for so long. Now we #vote for her. #RIPRBG #ruthbaderginsburg"
"February 14 2020. I was with Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg honoring her great work What an accomplished and very great lady!!!!! May she Rest In Peace amidst this utter chaos!!!!!!!!!"
"Do not give in to the temptations of hopelessness, cynicism, or despair - that is exactly what opponents of democracy need to succeed. This is the fight of and for our lives. Now is the time to work."
"'Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.' Thank you, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We’ll keep pushing our way into all the places we’ve yet to be invited."
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.”— Brie Larson (@brielarson) September 19, 2020
Thank you, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We’ll keep pushing our way into all the places we’ve yet to be invited.
"RBG, you are a super hero🕊♥️For those that don’t know, she spent every day fighting for equal rights, women’s rights, LGTBQ+ rights, affordable healthcare AND MORE... Thank you for fighting for all of us. Thank you for being so brave. Your work will never go unappreciated. She spent the last of her days fighting for us. Now it’s OUR TIME to put in the work. Register to vote. Show up to the polls this November. Continue her legacy and strive for greatness🖤 Sending love and prayers to the family of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Rest In Justice 🕊
"RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You will he missed! Y’all keep saying stupid shit like you ain’t voting or it don’t matter. That shit will matter very soon!! REAL TALK!! #VOTEVOTEVOTE"
RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You will he missed! Y’all keep saying stupid shit like you ain’t voting or it don’t matter. That shit will matter very soon!! REAL TALK!! #VOTEVOTEVOTE pic.twitter.com/0n308Em7PU— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) September 19, 2020
"Breaking that ground so hard that the rest of us felt the cracks for years and years after."
"Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the kind of scholar and patriot you get excited about explaining to your kids. The kind of person who you say 'who knows, one day you could be HER'. I hope you rest well, RBG, you must have been tired from changing the world."
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the kind of scholar and patriot you get excited about explaining to your kids. The kind of person who you say “who knows, one day you could be HER”. I hope you rest well, RBG, you must have been tired from changing the world.— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) September 19, 2020
"Justice Ginsburg paved the way for so many women, including me. There will never be another like her. Thank you RBG."
Justice Ginsburg paved the way for so many women, including me. There will never be another like her. Thank you RBG.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 19, 2020
"Tonight we mourn, we honor, and we pray for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her family. But we also recommit to fight for her legacy. Doug and I send our heartfelt prayers to Jane and James, and the entire Ginsburg family, particularly on this holy day of Rosh Hashanah."
"I know we can’t live forever, I only wish she could have ❤️"
"Few women who've lived on planet earth have been as committed to helping others as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 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."
"Rest in sweet peace to this beautiful champion of the people. Please vote. #RBG"
Diane von Fürstenberg
"Irreplaceable RBG ... the world is crying.... you were strength, dignity, justice, humour and heart ! Rest In Peace and protect us please ❤️"
"a loss that words can’t touch. she fought tirelessly for you and for me. we carry on the work of this icon of justice and equality and pick up where she left off by voting, with purpose and with our conscience in 46 days. rest in power has never felt more appropriate. thank you for everything."
"I am heartbroken. I have no words for the hole that has just been blown through us.
Thank you for your service Justice Ginsburg.
We’ll miss you RBG.
I love you Ruth. 🖤"
"Thank you for your fight RBG. We will continue the fight. You will be SOOOO missed. RIP💪🏽🙏🏽💔"
Hudson reposted her mother's sentiments: "I know we can’t live forever, I only wish she could have ❤️"
"Thank you for fighting for us. May your legacy be our motivation to be actively in pursuit of true justice for all. Rest in Power // Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg."
"Thank you RBG."
This post will be updated as more tributes come in.
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