Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California is dead at 90

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., returns to the Senate Judiciary Committee following a more than two-month absence, at the Capitol in Washington.

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California Senator Dianne Feinstein has died. She was 90 years old. 
Multiple outlets reported the news Friday morning. Her cause of death is currently unclear. 
Feinstein was the oldest person in Congress at the time of her death. 

California Senator Dianne Feinstein has died. She was 90 years old. 

Multiple outlets reported the news on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, on Friday morning, citing multiple sources and calling the famed Senator a “trailblazing lawmaker.” 

—Elvina Nawaguna (@elvina_nawaguna) September 29, 2023

Insider has reached out to representatives for Sen. Feinstein. 

In the last year, Feinstein has notably faced some health issues, prompting her peers to call on her resignation. 

“Dianne Feinstein, right from the start, was an icon for women in politics,” former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to ABC7.

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