San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies at 65

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65

FBN's Cheryl Casone on the death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early on Tuesday, the mayor's office said in a statement that did not cite the cause of death.

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Lee, 65, died at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, with family and friends at his side about 1:11 a.m. local time.

“It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passedaway," the statement said.

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In 2011, Lee was elected the 43rd mayor of San Francisco and the first elected mayor of Chinese descent in a city steeped in Chinese American history.

With Lee's passing, Board of Supervisors President London Breed becomes the mayor of the city of more than 850,000 people, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle.

(Reporting and Heather Somerville, Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Peter Graff and Bernadette Baum)

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