Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead: Apple's Tim Cook, other business leaders react

By Thomas Barrabi FOXBusiness

‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her life in pursuit of an equal world,’ Apple CEO Tim Cook says.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and other prominent business leaders expressed their condolences Friday night after the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications from her bout with metastatic pancreatic cancer. She served on the U.S. Supreme Court for more than 27 years.

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG DEAD AT 87

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her life in pursuit of an equal world,” Cook wrote on Twitter. “She fought for the unheard, and through her decisions, she changed the course of American history. We can never repay what she has given us, but we all can honor her legacy by working toward true equality, together.”

Tim Cook@tim_cook

Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her life in pursuit of an equal world. She fought for the unheard, and through her decisions, she changed the course of American history. We can never repay what she has given us, but we all can honor her legacy by working toward true equality, together.

Ginsburg was the second woman ever appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. She developed a cult following during her career as a champion of women’s rights and gender equality.

Reactions from around the business world can be viewed below.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff@Benioff

May the One who brings Peace bring Peace to All.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates

Bill Gates@BillGates

Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer who devoted her entire career to fighting for equal justice for women, because she knew it would improve life for everyone. America is a better place because of her service. I am inspired by her life and legacy.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai@sundarpichai

Saddened by the loss of one of our true heroes. Justice Ginsburg’s legacy will ensure that women will always have a seat at the table (and on our highest court) — America is a better country because of her service.

Mike Bloomberg

Mike Bloomberg@MikeBloomberg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a true champion and trailblazer for justice & equality — and a great New Yorker.

She fought for progress in our country and our country is better for it.

It’s up to all of us to continue that fight.

Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs@laurenepowell

The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a tragedy for our nation. She was a pioneer, a fighter, and an inspiration. Her name and legacy will be celebrated for as long as America endures. May she Rest In Peace and may our thoughts be with her family and many friends.

US Chamber of Commerce

“As well as being a most highly regarded and respected leader on the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fearless trailblazer, advocate, and at times, dissenter. Through her life and service, she set the standard for civility and collegiality, exemplifying for all of us how people with strong views can conduct their business and their negotiations—with kindness, courtesy, commonsense, and great effect.”

“In so many ways, she embodied the greatest of American virtues and values, and the Supreme Court and our nation greatly benefited from her distinguished service and contributions. Her loss is staggering, but her legacy will continue to inspire generations of Americans.”

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