Dianne Feinstein, the first female US senator to serve the longest, passes away aged 90

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who won her first election to the U.S. Senate from California in 1992 during "the Year of the Woman" wave election, and 

killed at her home in Washington, D.C., and later advocated for gun control. 90 years old was she.

Feinstein's Senate chief of staff, James Sauls, announced her passing in a statement on Friday morning.

Few women can claim to be a senator, chairman, mayor, wife, mother, or grandmother.

In Sauls' words, "Senator Feinstein was a force of nature who made a tremendous influence on our nation and her home state. "She left a legacy that is exceptional and beyond dispute.

There is a lot to say about who she was and what she accomplished, but for the time being, we are going to mourn the loss of our dear friend, mentor, and boss.