FLORIDA - Former US attorney general under President Bill Clinton, Janet Reno, died Monday morning in Miami, FL. according to Reno's goddaughter Gabrielle D'Alemberte.
Reno was a polarizing figure in American politics. At 6 feet tall she was famously portrayed by Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live (SNL). Reno faced criticism for the deadly raid at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas which killed 80 people. Reno was widely criticized by the Cuban-American community in 2000 over how she handled the case of 5-year-old Elian Gonzalez.
Janet Reno died surrounded by family due to complications from Parkinson's disease. She was 78-years-old.