Report: San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dead at 65

In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee listens to questions during a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco. –The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Mayor Edwin Lee has died. He was 65.

The newspaper is citing a statement by the mayor’s office that states that Lee passed away Tuesday just after 1 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

The statement from the mayor’s office said: It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday … .”

The statement says family, friends and colleagues were at Lee’s side.

Lee was not known to be ill. No other details have been released.

Lee was appointed as mayor in 2011, replacing Mayor Gavin Newsom, who was elected the state’s lieutenant governor. He went on to win the 2011 election and was re-elected in 2015.

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He was known for his work against homelessness.

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