US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her home in Washington DC. She was 87.
Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said in a statement..
She was appointed into the court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, in 1993 was the first by a Democrat in 26 years.
A liberal in the court, she had faced a series of health issues since she turned 75.
Those health issues included five bouts with cancer beginning in 1999, falls that resulted in broken ribs, insertion of a stent to clear a blocked artery and assorted other hospitalizations.
Here is the full obituary by US Supreme Court