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Politics Celebrities mourn Ginsburg, call for voters to act

04:26  19 september  2020
04:26  19 september  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Hollywood is remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with her death sparking an urgent call to action from some celebrities aiming to mobilize voters at the polls in November.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Celebrities mourn Ginsburg, call for voters to act © Getty Images Celebrities mourn Ginsburg, call for voters to act

The liberal Supreme Court justice - a women's rights icon who was affectionately dubbed the "Notorious RBG" - died Friday at 87 following complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.

As news of her death spread, an outpouring of accolades from Hollywood heavyweights began flooding social media.

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"Captain America" star Chris Evans wrote:

Focus Features, which released the 2018 Ginsburg biopic "On the Basis of Sex," tweeted:

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A slew of other high-profile performers also shared messages of grief:

Some celebrities, many vocal critics of President Trump, expressed fear about the future, urging Democrats to band together with less than seven weeks until the presidential election.

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