Such sad news... San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has passed away at the age of 65. Mayor Ed Lee was reportedly shopping at his local Safeway around 10:30 pm Monday night when he collapsed and was rushed to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. He died at 1:11 am.
The mayor's office issued a statement this morning with the sad news: "It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Family, friends and colleagues were at his side. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anita, his two daughters, Brianna and Tania, and his family."
Board of Supervisors President London Breed is now acting Mayor.
I am deeply saddened to learn that San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, an unshakable force for good in SF & the entire Bay Area, has passed. My condolences are with his family, friends, loved ones and the people of San Francisco during this difficult time. https://t.co/RItpOESSLl— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) December 12, 2017
I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. He was a fierce advocate for civil rights and worked tirelessly for workers’ rights and his leadership will be missed. Keeping the mayor’s family in my prayers during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/SpU8EttETK— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 12, 2017
Oakland sends its condolences to Anita, her daughters, and all San Franciscans today. Mayor Ed Lee served his community with passion and humility, broke historic barriers, led with a compassionate heart, and was a valued friend and colleague. He will be missed dearly.— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) December 12, 2017
We are blessed to have shared so many wonderful memories together. He will be dearly missed by everyone in our organization. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mayor Lee's wife Anita, his daughters Brianna and Tania and his entire family during this tragic and difficult time.— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) December 12, 2017
Heartbroken to hear of the passing of @mayoredlee. He was a true champion for the people & a dear friend to the many lucky enough to know him. My deepest love & prayers are with his wife Anita & daughters Brianna & Tania. Read my full statement here: https://t.co/gGHaQfaXEZ pic.twitter.com/uFBPPS9OK5— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 12, 2017