San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies of heart attack at 65

  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies of heart attack at 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies of heart attack at 65

San Francisco's first Asian-American Mayor, Ed Lee, died at the age of 65.

"It is with profound sadness and awful grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 1:11 Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital", the statement said.

The statement added that the 65-year-old suffered heart attack while on grocery shopping on Monday and died a few hours later at San Francisco General Hospital.

San Francisco's first Asian-American mayor, Lee got his start as a civil rights lawyer, then rose to the rank of city administrator, before being elected to mayor in 2011. He won election on November 8, 2011 and was re-elected in 2015. 'Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anita, his two daughters, Brianna and Tania, and his family'. "But we learn how to fight and survive at the same time", Lee said in an interview with KTVU in February 2017. Lee was surrounded by family, friends and colleagues.

San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen said she did not agree with Lee on business issues but was surprised to develop a great working relationship with Lee on housing and homelessness issues.

As a law student, Lee represented residents of a public housing complex who sued San Francisco over unsafe and unsanitary conditions in the first tenants' rent strike against the city's housing authority, according to the Chronicle.

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"I felt there were barriers in the city when it came to immigrant communities".

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed became acting mayor and planned a late morning news conference.

Born in Seattle to Chinese immigrants, Lee grew up in public housing - an experience that helped shape his outlook.

- SF Sheriff's Dept. (@SheriffSF) December 12, 2017Oakland sends its condolences to Anita, her daughters, and all San Franciscans today. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, in 1974 and from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1978.

Willie Brown, who was San Francisco's 41st mayor, told KRON4 he is "still numb" to the news, and says "we have lost our leader".