Stevie Nicks, the enigmatic lead singer of Fleetwood Mac, has paid tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died at the age of 87 due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.
Ginsburg, who was the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court after Sandra Day O’Connor, was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and has been widely celebrated for her commitment to progression. Ginsburg tackled some of the most difficult social issues and passionately made her voice clear on topics such as same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, health care, abortion rights and more.
Reacting to the tragic news of her death, Nicks took to social media to pay tribute to her impact: “She was my hero. She fought for me, and all women,” she wrote. “I feel today very much like I felt on the night my own mother died. I feel like someone punched me in the stomach. My tears have not stopped since a friend tip toed into my room and said ‘Stevie, Ruth died.’ (No need for the last name…).”
Adding: “I so believed that she would live for a few more years. I wanted to meet her. I wanted to hold her hand and give her a huge hug and thank her for all she had done for women, and for all she would continue to do. As with all legends, you think they will live forever, so you will get there in time. I did not get to meet her. I did not get to stand in her grace.
“As a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the first female to be inducted twice, compared to 22 men having been inducted twice, I Stevie Nicks, induct Ruth Bader Ginsburg into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of Life.”
Nicks concluded: “She was our girl, our champion, our finest example. She was Ruth.”