In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks during a news conference in New York. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/Chad Rachman)

In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks during a news conference in New York. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/Chad Rachman)

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.