One of the nation’s most beloved and respected Supreme Court justices died suddenly on Sept. 4, according to family and friends. The court announced that the 82-year-old justice passed away at her home in California. Her husband, Richard Ginsburg, and daughters, Sady and Siena, said in a joint statement that “everyone close to Kelly devoted themselves with the utmost love and care.” Related Articles RuPaul, 42, more famous than himself RuPaul’s Return: A conversation with RuPaul A return to sender RuPaul’s latest web series, RuPaul’s Latest, returns in November Recommended Slideshows 45 Pictures Celebrity deaths 2018: All the stars we lost too soon 45 Pictures 11 Pictures 10 finalists for TIME Person of the Year 2018 11 Pictures 36 Pictures All of these celebrities have had their nudes leaked 36 Pictures More picture galleries 16 Pictures These photos of Trump and Ivanka will make you deeply uncomfortable 16 Pictures 39 Pictures PHOTOS: What you can expect to see at SantaCon NYC 39 Pictures 10 Pictures PHOTOS: Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas celebrate wedding in New Delhi 10 Pictures Her illness likely set in motion a series of complications that kept her from being able to return to work. “Her life of service to our nation will never be forgotten,” the statement said. She was nominated to the Supreme Court by the president of the United States in 1993, was confirmed eight years later by the Senate. She was the first woman nominated to serve on the bench by her fellow member of the Senate. Known for her bold intellect and her barbs during oral arguments, Ginsburg was one of the last Supreme Court justices to retires at her mandatory retirement age of 85. She made appearances before the Senate Judiciary Committee multiple times, opposing conservative justices who had been appointed by Republican presidents, including Alberto Gonzales and Clarence Thomas. Related: British court dismisses billionaire’s privacy challenge against Apple “I do not want the office. I am not going to ask you to sign something I might regret later,” Ginsburg once said of her nomination. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. RELATED: Hollywood turns “Happy Death Day” into a viral exercise It is unclear how many people knew of her death until this year. A succession of articles about her death appeared in the media over the past few days. Schumer said there was a “strong tradition” of appointing people to the Supreme Court at least 40 years after they have been nominated. “My sense is that, up until today, nobody knew of her death,” he said on MSNBC. “But now, every day people are getting reminders of her passing.” President Trump indicated she was grateful for the attention. “I admire Senator Schumer and all the members of the Judiciary Committee, John and Judy and all their staff, for this exceptional honor bestowed upon Kelly earlier this year,” Trump said in a statement. She was survived by her husband and daughters.