San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies At 65

Ed Lee, who served as the first Asian American mayor in the history of San Francisco, died early Tuesday. He was 65.

Former mayor Willie Brown reported to the San Francisco Examiner that Lee was shopping at his local Safeway when he suffered a heart attack. He died just after 1 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Lee, a Democrat who took office in 2011, notably fought for affordable housing, and was a vocal opponent of Trump’s immigration policies, declaring San Francisco an immigrant-friendly city. Gov. Jerry Brown called him “a true champion for working people.”

Several politicians, including Sen. Kamala Harris and former Mayor Gavin Newsom, among others, have expressed their condolences.