San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee - the city's first Asian-American mayor - died Tuesday morning suddenly at the hospital, according to Supervisor London Breed, who will replace him. 

Lee, the city's first Asian-American mayor, was 65.

Breed will be the city's first African-American female mayor.
 
Breed said early Tuesday that Lee died just after 1 a.m. at  Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. He was the city's 43rd mayor. Former Mayor Willie Brown was at the hospital with Breed and some others. He said that Lee had suffered a heart attack at Safeway on Monterey Boulevard. Supervisor Malia Cohen also said she got a "flurry of texts" about 11:30 p.m. about the heart attack.

A statement from the mayor's office said: "It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday ... ."
 
The statement also said family, friends and colleagues were at Lee's side. He leaves behind his wife, Anita Lee, and two daughters, Brianna and Tania.  

 

 

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