Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies at Age 79

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Feb 13, 2016 5:07 PM
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies at Age 79

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, the San Antonio Express-News reported on Saturday afternoon. He was 79.

Scalia passed away in his sleep while on a hunting trip in Marfa, Texas. Foul play is not suspected.

Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa, the paper reported.

According to a report, Scalia, an associate justice, arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body.

The U.S. Marshal Service, the Presidio County sheriff and the FBI were involved in the investigation, the paper reported.

Scalia was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1986. He was the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), released a statement extending condolences to the Scalia family:

A statement from Chief Justice John Roberts:

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