Dolly Parton paid tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her tragic passing.
What Dolly Parton Had to Say
Parton mourned the loss of Ginsburg on Friday (September 19) via Instagram. “She was small in stature but even the tallest looked up to her,” Parton wrote alongside an image of the justice in her robe. “Her voice was soft but her message rang loud and clear and will echo forever. Thank you, RBG. Rest In Peace. Respectfully, Dolly Parton.”
Fellow country musicians quickly responded to her post. Maren Morris wrote, “Thank you Dolly,” alongside praising hand emojis. Meanwhile, Brandi Carlile praised Parton. “Dolly you are a global treasure and a light in the darkness for everyone,” Carlile wrote. “Words from you always make me feel better.”
See the post, below.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Passing
The 87-year-old justice passed away on Friday (September 18). Her cause of death was metastatic cancer of the pancreas. She previously fought five bouts of cancer.
Ginsburg revealed that she was cancer-free on January 8, 2020. “I’m cancer-free. That’s good,” she told CNN. The reporter said that the was “sounding energized and speaking animatedly.”
Then on July 17, 2020, Ginsburg announced that her cancer had returned. “I have often said I would remain a member of the court as long as I can do the job full steam,” she said. “I remain fully able to do that.”
Surprisingly, Ginsburg’s cancer returned just a month after she announced that she was cancer-free. She explained that in February doctors found lesions on her liver and underwent chemotherapy. She was then “satisfied that my treatment course is now clear,” and she only chose to provide the information after she knew that she was doing well.
Ginsburg received biweekly chemotherapy all while maintaining her work. “Throughout, I have kept up with opinion writing and all other court work,” she added.
All About Ruth
Ginsburg was born on March 15, 1933. She first served in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Ginsburg was the first woman to be offered tenure at Columbia University’s School of Law.
Ginsburg was nominated into the court by former President Bill Clinton. She entered the Supreme Court in 1993 and was the second woman to ever do so.