Liberal Sanctuary City Mayor Dies Of Heart Attack
(CNN) San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, a former civil rights attorney who became the first Asian-American to serve in the city’s top post, died early Tuesday — hours after appearing at a public event — at a city hospital at age 65, his office said.
Lee, who had been mayor since 2011, had suffered a heart attack while shopping at a Safeway grocery store Monday night, said US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who represents San Francisco in Congress. Lee’s office didn’t release his cause of death.
London Breed, president of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, has become acting mayor.
“Our mayor was a good man with a good heart,” Breed said Tuesday morning. “He believed above all else in building bridges and solving problems.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with (Lee’s) wife, Anita, his two daughters, Brianna and Tania, and his entire family,” Breed said.