Tributes Pour in for Ruth Bader Ginsburg from Barack Obama, J.Lo & More

Amy Mackelden
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Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shocked people all over the world. The court confirmed Ginsburg's passing, who died on Friday at the age of 87, following complications caused by metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg was a passionate advocate for women's rights, and became known for her progressive votes on topics such as same-sex marriage, healthcare, and affirmative action. Here, celebrities and politicians pay tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg's extraordinary life.

Barack Obama

"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."

Kamala Harris

"Justice Ginsburg was a titan—a relentless defender of justice and a legal mind for the ages.The stakes of this election couldn’t be higher. Millions of Americans are counting on us to win and protect the Supreme Court—for their health, for their families, and for their rights."

Selma Blair

"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Small and determined, the notorious RBG will always be a leader for equal rights. A visionary. A titan of the law. An original. My mother, a magistrate in her own life was also determined and focused but RGB was a major player in our justice system in her own incredible life. She was radical and cool. She shook up preconceived notions pleasing supporters and skeptics alike. She was a true bipartisan. She could see both sides. May we remember this. What is good for the country. Her death on Rosh Hashanah makes her a tzaddik. A person of great righteousness. Rest In Peace RBG. You earned it."

Billy Reid

'"Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time." — Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Rest In Power, RBG #ruthbaderginsburg."

Goldie Hawn

"I know we can’t live forever, I only wish she could have ❤️."

Katherine Langford

"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? 🇺🇸."

Billy Eichner

"No one fought harder. We must continue in her footsteps. She refused to rest up until the bitter end. Neither should we. RIP the great, great, GREAT RBG. Stay vigilant. ✊."

Julie Klausner

"Shana Tovah, and thank you."

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Shana Tovah, and thank you.

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Jennifer Lopez

"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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