Hollywood Pays Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday. The 87-year-old Supreme Court justice succumbed to complications of pancreatic cancer.

Felicity Jones, who starred as Ginsburg in the biopic “On the Basis of Sex,” said in a statement, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave us hope, a public figure who stood for integrity and justice — a responsibility she did not wear lightly. She will be missed not only as a beacon of light in these difficult times but for her razor sharp wit and extraordinary humanity. She taught us all so much. I will miss her deeply.”

Another actress who played the Supreme Court justice, Kate McKinnon, said in a statement, “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. Playing her on ‘SNL’ was a profound joy because I could always feel the overwhelming love and gratitude that the audience had for her. 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.”

Other celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the fearless defender of gender equality and women’s rights. Check out the reactions below:

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Rest In Peace And Power Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural, and feminist icon has died from complications from cancer. Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: "My most fervent wish is that i I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." Architect of the legal fight for women's rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation's highest court, becoming its most prominent member. Her death will inevitably set in motion what promises to be a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her, and it thrusts the Supreme Court vacancy into the spotlight of the presidential campaign. Visit NPR.org for more coverage. 📷: Shuran Huang/NPR

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