On September 18, Ruth Bader Ginsburg—the second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court—passed away at 87. Towards the end of her life, the Notorious RBG fought through cancer and chemotherapy treatments to vote to strike down a major anti-abortion law, protect LGBTQ+ workers, and block the Trump administration from ending DACA. And that’s just a continuation of the feminist work she’s been doing since long before her appointment in 1993.
News of her death prompted a wave of reactions from all over the world, including a deserving abundance of tributes from people eager to pay their respects, as well as celebrate Ginsburg’s achievements. Many remember her as a “feminist icon” and a champion role model for young girls and women everywhere.
Here’s how celebrities, politicians, and more are paying tribute.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals,” he wrote via Instagram. “That’s how we remember her. But she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honored.”
“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,” the Duchess of Sussex wrote in a touching statement to People. “She has been a true inspiration to me since I was a girl. Honor her, remember her, act for her.”
“We have lost one of the most extraordinary Justices ever to serve on the Supreme Court,” Clinton who appointed RBG to the Supreme Court in 1993, tweeted. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and landmark opinions moved us closer to a more perfect union. And her powerful dissents reminded us that we walk away from our Constitution’s promise at our peril.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood for all of us,” he wrote. “She was an American hero, a giant of legal doctrine, and a relentless voice in the pursuit of that highest American ideal: Equal Justice Under Law. May her memory be a blessing to all people who cherish our Constitution and its promise.”
“Justice Ginsburg paved the way for so many women, including me,” she tweeted. “There will never be another like her. Thank you RBG.”
“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,” the Senator wrote. “Doug and I send our heartfelt prayers to Jane and James, and the entire Ginsburg family, particularly on this holy day of Rosh Hashanah.”
“Ruthie was my friend and I will miss her terribly,” she wrote. “The t-shirts simply labeled ‘RBG’ made her notorious. But it was her wit, her tenaciousness, and her skill as a jurist that made her an icon.”
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of the great justices in modern American history and her passing is a tremendous loss to our country,” he tweeted. “She will be remembered as an extraordinary champion of justice and equal rights.”
“Staring at this wedding ring. Thinking of what SCOTUS means to our lives. Our families. Our marriages. Our rights,” he wrote. “I need you to vote. We all need you to vote.”
“Thank you for a lifetime of service,” the singer tweeted. “Thank you for changing history. We will never let it be undone. RIP RBG.”
“If there is a God, may She bless and keep RBG,” the Veep star wrote.
“Her rest is earned,” the actor wrote. “It is our turn to fight.”
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the kind of scholar and patriot you get excited about explaining to your kids,” the Mindy Project star tweeted. “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.”
“No 2020!!! No! No! Not now! Not this WOMAN!!! Please work your supreme magic, brilliant mind, and courage from Heaven!! Help us down here!” the Oscar winner wrote. “Thank you for your service Queen!! Rest in glorious peace.”
“I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” the singer wrote alongside a series of photos with 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.”
“Truly and utterly gutted. And grateful. And in awe. And just so devastated,” the One Tree Hill alum tweeted. “An icon and a hero.”
“we will fight in your incredible honor. thank you for fighting,” the actor wrote. “my heart is f***ing broken.”
“Thank you, RBG for devoting your life, love and legacy to the rule of law,” the This Is Us star tweeted. “What a trailblazer in every way. What an immeasurable loss in every way. We will honor you by voting to protect all that you stood for.”
“’Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.’ Thank you, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” she wrote. “We’ll keep pushing our way into all the places we’ve yet to be invited.”
We will update this post as more tributes come in.
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