Mayor Ed Lee Died Last Night at SF General Hospital

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was pronounced dead last night at 1:11 am at SF General Hospital, he was 65 years old.  Former Mayor Willie Brown told CBS 5 that the cause of death was a heart attack and that Lee suffered the attack while he was grocery shopping in his neighborhood.  Brown also had some words to say about Lee’s career and legacy:

Supervisor London Breed is now acting Mayor, and if 6 supervisors vote her in, she will become interim Mayor.  San Francisco residents will not vote for a new Mayor until November of 2019.  Before last night, former California State Senator Mark Leno was believed to be the front-runner in the next San Francisco Mayoral race.

Edwin Lee was a civil rights attorney and housing activist before serving in many different governmental posts under Mayor Willie Brown and Mayor Gavin Newsom.  He became the city and county’s first Asian-American mayor in 2011.  His Asian decent is very significant considering San Francisco is a county where more than 35% of residents are of Asian descent.

2015 SF Mayoral candidate, Broke-Ass Stuart, is currently writing a much more detailed piece about his former political opponent, and it should be ready later today.

RIP Mayor Lee
May 5, 1952 – December 12, 2017

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1 Comment

  1. No_Diggity
    December 12, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Peace be with you Mr. Lee. I didn’t agree with how you ran this city, but I will miss you. Say hi to Rose.