(CNN) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and famed feminist icon died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, on Friday, the court announced. She was 87.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87
Ginsburg was well-known for the work, when she served as an advocate for the American Civil Liberties Union and became the architect of a legal strategy to bring cases to the courts that would ensure that the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection applied to gender.
She was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and in recent years served as the most senior member of the court's liberal wing advocating for progressive votes on the most divisive social issues of the day, including abortion rights, same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, health care and affirmative action.
Ginsburg suffered from previous bouts of cancer. Her most recent 2020 biopsy revealed the cancer had returned with lesions on her liver. In a statement she said that chemotherapy was yielding "positive results" and that she was able to maintain an active daily routine.
The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington surrounded by family.