Antonin Scalia (COL ’57), U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Georgetown alumnus, passed away on Feb. 13 in Texas at the age of 79.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, Scalia was at the Cibolo Creek Ranch south of Marfa, Texas. Scalia appears to have died of natural causes, officials told the Express-News, and no foul play is suspected.
In a statement released on Feb. 13, Texas Governor Greg Abbott described Scalia as “a man of God, a patriot, and an unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law.”
Scalia was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1986 by Ronald Reagan. He attended Georgetown from 1953 to 1957, and studied history. He graduated summa cum laude and was named valedictorian.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.