Supreme Court justice and lifelong women's rights champion Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an icon to millions. And many of her biggest fans were A-listers, who supported her fiercely and are now mourning her death. In the hours after the announcement that Ginsburg had passed away at the age of 87, celebrities took to Twitter and Instagram and released statements to express their gratitude to the feminist icon.
Kerry Washington perhaps put it best: "Her rest is earned. It is our turn to fight."
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals. That’s how we remember her. But she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honored.
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"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."
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Taraji P. Henson
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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 ✨❤️✨ 📷: Fred Schilling
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“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. ❤️ Photo: M. Scott Mahaskey
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NPR: “Do you have any regrets?”
RBG: “I think that I was born under a very bright star.”
We do too. Thank you, Justice Ginsburg. pic.twitter.com/vRk49IyVDq
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) September 19, 2020
No 2020!!! No! No! Not now! Not this WOMAN!!! Please work your supreme magic, brilliant mind, and courage from Heaven!! Help us down here! Thank you for your service Queen!! Rest in glorious peace 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/CxRwTYiGZU
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) September 19, 2020
Her rest is earned. It is our turn to fight.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) September 19, 2020
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Okay, today we mourn a Lioness Of Light and Righteousness, tomorrow we fight like RBG did for us every single day. She would have it no other way. Rest In Power Justice RGB! We will prevail on your behalf.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) September 19, 2020
Jonathan Van Ness
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Truly believed she was eternal- we needed her to be eternal. What she means to our past was only rivaled by what she still meant for our futures. There are no proper words to thank Ruth Bader Ginsburg- all we can do is promise to keep fighting in her name, for the many freedoms she gave us and the rights she proclaimed as unassailable. Rest in ferocity, #RBG, knowing you really did it. (Incredible art by @bijoukarman) #RutherBaderGinsberg #RBG #RestInPower
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Tracee Ellis Ross
RUTH BADER GINSBURG. She was a champion for good. We lost a very powerful and fair-minded champion. Bless her soul, bless her work, bless her courage and her vision. Be active! VOTE! This is not a game. Know what’s at stake and VOTE! Up and down and all around the ballot. VOTE! Sending love and condolences to her family and loved ones. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know what she meant to me and I never even met her, so I can only imagine what she meant to you.
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