In photos: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg



Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in Washington in 2013. She was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

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Updated 12:38 AM ET, Sat September 19, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in Washington in 2013. She was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Todd Heisler/The New York Times/Redux

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, died Friday, September 18, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 87.

“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”

Ginsburg had several bouts with cancer. She had radiation therapy for the pancreatic cancer in 2019. In 2018, she underwent surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung. She was also treated for early stages of pancreatic cancer in 2009, and she had surgery to treat colon cancer in 1999.

Ginsburg was the oldest Supreme Court justice. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, and she led the court’s liberal wing. For more, watch CNN Films’ “RBG” Saturday, September 19 at 10 p.m. ET.