Louisiana leaders mourn the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

USA TODAY

As America mourns the loss of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Leaders across the country including Louisiana shared their condolences through social media

A pioneer in equality, Justice Ginsburg died Friday afternoon at her Washington D.C. home, surrounded by family.

“America weeps, but what an extraordinary life Justice Ginsburg led,” U.S. Senator John Kennedy said in a tweet. “Becky and I mourn with Justice Ginsburg’s family and the American people.”

“Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazing pioneer whose long and storied career in the law broke barriers and inspired many across the nation — men and women,” said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards”

“She was a tough fighter, battling cancer multiple times, while still playing a powerful role as a jurist on our Nation’s highest court,” said U.S. House Minority Whip, Steve Scalise.

Bader died Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer according to the Supreme Court. She was 87 years old. Ginsburg, appointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1993, was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years as a Supreme Court Justice.