Meghan Markle has spoken out to pay tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday at the age of 87.
In a statement given to PEOPLE magazine, Meghan described Ginsburg as a “true inspiration” to her.
“With an incomparable and indelible legacy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be known as a woman of brilliance, a Justice of courage, and a human of deep conviction,” Meghan said. “She has been a true inspiration to me since I was a girl. Honor her, remember her, act for her.”
Ginsburg tragically passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. In the wake of her death, many prominent public figures have spoken out to pay tribute to her.
“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said of Ginsburg after her death. “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 served on the Supreme Court for 27 years after being appointed by Bill Clinton back in 1993.
“She led an amazing life. What else can you say?” President Donald Trump said Friday night after hearing of her death. “She was an amazing woman whether you agree or not she was an amazing woman who led an amazing life.”
CNN reported that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden described her as a “giant in the legal profession” and a “beloved figure,” adding that people “should focus on the loss of the justice and her enduring legacy.”
Former President Barack Obama addressed Ginsburg’s passing in a statement as well.
“Over a long career on both sides of the bench — as a relentless litigator and an incisive jurist — Justice Ginsburg helped us see that discrimination on the basis of sex isn’t about an abstract ideal of equality; that it doesn’t only harm women; that it has real consequences for all of us. It’s about who we are — and who we can be,” Obama said. “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.”