Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the Supreme Court since 1993, has passed away. She was 87.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away at the age of 87 of pancreatic cancer. 

Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg was the second female justice to be confirmed on the Supreme Court and served there for 27 years. 

She was a champion of gender equality issues and a bastion for the liberal wing of the Supreme Court.

NPR reports that she dictated a statement to her granddaughter in the days before her death:

"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."

Ginsburg's passing is certain to play a large part in the upcoming presidential election on November 3.