San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies Suddenly at 65
"Mayor Ed Lee, the city’s first Asian American mayor and the man who presided over San Francisco’s rise to the top of the tech world, died early Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack," report Rachel Swan and Evan Sernoffsky.
"Lee, known for his friendly and often jokey personality and his focus on details and political consensus, was the 43rd mayor of San Francisco and the first Asian American to lead the city. Board of Supervisors President London Breed became mayor, effectively immediately," adds the article.
The article includes messages of grief and condolences from San Francisco supervisors, some of which considered Mayor Lee a political adversary at times. Planetizen covered Mayor Ed Lee's contributions to policy news and discussion about cities frequently through the years. Mayor Lee's figure nationally also attracted news attention around the country, from outlets such as CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.