Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia addresses an audience at Rhodes College, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 in Memphis, Tenn. Justice Scalia's 2015 Constitution Day lecture is called "Constitutional Interpretation." (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.

The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington confirmed Scalia’s death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas.

The service’s spokeswoman, Donna Sellers, says Scalia had retired for the evening and was found dead Saturday morning when he did not appear for breakfast.

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