Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87: 'She was … the embodiment of all that it means to be New York tough'

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, the Supreme Court announced. She was 87. 

"Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer," Court Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Friday.

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Following an event in Minnesota, President Trump told reporters, "She led an amazing life. What else can you say? She was an amazing woman, whether you agree or not. She was an amazing woman who led an amazing life. I'm actually sad to hear that."

The White House later released a formal statement from the president, which read, "Today, our Nation mourns the loss of a titan of the law ... Renowned for her brilliant mind and her powerful dissents at the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg demonstrated that one can disagree without being disagreeable toward one’s colleagues or different points of view. Her opinions, including well-known decisions regarding the legal equality of women and the disabled, have inspired all Americans, and generations of great legal minds ... May her memory be a great and magnificent blessing to the world."