Ruth Bader Ginsburg's last public appearance: Justice officiated for ...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's last appearances before she died aged 87 of metastatic pancreatic cancer was officiating an outdoor for family friends last month. 

The judge, only the second woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice, passed away Friday evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington D.C. following complications with her illness. 

Ginsburg, who served for 27 years on the highest court of the land, had battled several bouts of cancer after first being diagnosed in 2009.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (pictured) on Friday evening succumbed to her battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer and died at the age of 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (pictured) on Friday evening succumbed to her battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer and died at the age of 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (pictured) served as a Supreme Court Justice for 27 years after being appointed by former President Bill Clinton in 1993

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (pictured) served as a Supreme Court Justice for 27 years after being appointed by former President Bill Clinton in 1993

But in August, a tweet from a new bride brought the first sighting of an ailing Ginsburg in months. 

The photo of the Ginsburg, who announced in July she was being treated for cancer, shows her during the ceremony of Barb Solish and Danny Kazin, according to Solish's Twitter feed.

'2020 has been rough, but yesterday was Supreme,' Solish tweeted.

In the photo, Ginsburg was wearing her judicial robe with a decorative black-and-white embroidered collar.

The justice was a close friend of one of the families and the festivities took place outdoors at a private residence, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.

Solish noted on Twitter that both she and her husband 'tested negative' before the ceremony, presumably for COVID-19. 

Solish works as the Director for External Communications at National Alliance on Mental Illness, while in 2019 Kazin led as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's independent expenditure director, per Politico. 

Ginsburg and the rest of the court essentially disappeared from view when the court in March was closed to the public because of the virus outbreak. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed'

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed'

The justices began meeting by telephone and held arguments by phone in May, their voices but not their images available to the public.

The court handed down opinions into the middle of July, but the justices did not take the bench to announce their decisions as they customarily do. Rather, opinions were posted online.

Shortly after the court finished its work for the summer, Ginsburg announced she was undergoing chemotherapy to treat lesions on her liver. 

It was the fifth time she's dealt with cancer in the past 20 years. At the same time, she said she would continue to serve on the court. 

Her death paves the way for Donald to expand his conservative majority on the Supreme Court ahead of November's election. 

Ginsburg, the leader of the court’s four-member liberal wing, voiced concerns about the political impact of her passing in the days leading up to her death. 

The US Supreme Court (front left to right) Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., (back left to right) Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh pose for their official portrait at the Supreme Court building November 2018

The US Supreme Court (front left to right) Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., (back left to right) Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh pose for their official portrait at the Supreme Court building November 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (pictured) was considered by many to be a legal pioneer who broke down barriers for women pursuing law practices. Pictured: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses during a group portrait session for the new full court at the Supreme Court in Washington in 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (pictured) was considered by many to be a legal pioneer who broke down barriers for women pursuing law practices. Pictured: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses during a group portrait session for the new full court at the Supreme Court in Washington in 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (center) hugs tenor Placido Domingo after Domingo sang a portion of Ginsburg's citation for her honorary Doctor of Laws degree, during the 360th Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2011

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (center) hugs tenor Placido Domingo after Domingo sang a portion of Ginsburg's citation for her honorary Doctor of Laws degree, during the 360th Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2011

'My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,' the legal pioneer said in a statement dictated to her granddaughter Clara Spera days before her death.

Chief Justice John Roberts led tributes to his colleague Friday describing her as a 'champion of justice'.

'Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,' Roberts said in a statement. 

'We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tired and resolute champion of justice.'  

Former President Bill Clinton (left) poses with then-nominee for the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg  (right) during a news conference in Washington in 1993

Former President Bill Clinton (left) poses with then-nominee for the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg  (right) during a news conference in Washington in 1993

Tributes poured in from political leaders including former president George Bush, , and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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