Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined other California elected officials Tuesday in mourning the sudden passing of 65-year-old San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died at a San Francisco hospital early Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while shopping at a supermarket late Monday night.
“Ed Lee’s unfaltering belief in justice, fairness, and equality for all not only served San Francisco, it touched people throughout California and the world,” Garcetti said. “His life and leadership were rooted in a powerful sense of human decency that inspired me. He was a true progressive, a fighter, and believed in the ability of government to help people. While I grieve today with Mayor Lee’s loved ones and all San Franciscans, I will always be grateful for the honor of calling him a brother, friend, and colleague.”
Lee was the child of Chinese immigrants. He became San Francisco’s first Asian American mayor in January 2011.
–City News Service
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