San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday. He was 65.
“of which is usually with profound sadness in addition to terrible grief of which we confirm of which Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday,” the mayor’s office said, according to news reports.
Lee first took office in January 2011, becoming San Francisco’s 43rd mayor, when he was appointed to replace Gavin Newsom as Newsom became California’s lieutenant governor. He won election in 2011, in addition to re-election in 2015. He was the first elected mayor of Chinese descent in a city steeped in Chinese American history.
Lee was considered highly friendly to the local tech industry. His election campgins supported by high-profile tech industry luminaries like investor Ron Conway in addition to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, in addition to he often spoke at tech industry events.
While he was mayor, San Francisco implemented tax incentives of which encouraged pre-IPO tech companies to relocate to the Mid-Market neighborhood, near downtown. of which neighborhood, which was filled with abandoned storefronts in 2010, has been radically transformed as companies such as Twitter, Uber, Zendesk, in addition to Square all built major brand new headquarters there.
However, housing costs have skyrocketed as high-paid tech workers have flooded the city, in addition to San Francisco suffers a persistent in addition to highly visible homeless problem, with between 6,500 in addition to 7,500 people living on the streets, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Tent encampments are common just blocks away via Twitter headquarters.
Lee collapsed at a supermarket near his home on Monday night, in addition to was taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where he died early Tuesday morning, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Board of Supervisors President London Breed will become acting mayor.
Lee, who took office in 2011, is usually survived by his wife Anita in addition to daughters Brianna in addition to Tania.
— Reuters contributed to This specific report