Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his commitment to economic equality, died suddenly early Tuesday at age 65.
A statement from Lee's office said the city's first Asian-American mayor died at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
"It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away," the statement said. Lee was surrounded by family, friends and colleagues. No cause of death was reported.