US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.
Justice Ginsburg died at her home in Washington DC surrounded by her family, the US Supreme Court said.
She was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and was a champion of women's rights who became an icon for American liberals.
Young women particularly seemed to embrace the judge, affectionately referring to her as the Notorious RBG.
She announced in July that she was undergoing chemotherapy for lesions on her liver, after suffering five bouts of cancer beginning in 1999.
Chief Justice John G Roberts Jr was among the first to pay tribute, saying: "Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature.
"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."
A private funeral ceremony will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.