Mayor of U.S. city of San Francisco dies at 65

Updated 2017-12-13 09:07:19 Xinhua
London Breed (C, front), the acting mayor of San Francisco and president of the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco, speaks during a press conference held after the death of Ed Lee in the City Hall of San Francisco, the United States, on Dec. 12, 2017.(Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

London Breed (C, front), the acting mayor of San Francisco and president of the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco, speaks during a press conference held after the death of Ed Lee in the City Hall of San Francisco, the United States, on Dec. 12, 2017.(Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

Ed Lee, the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco in the U.S. state of California, died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning at the age of 65 after suffering a heart attack, local TV reported.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anita, his two daughters, Brianna and Tania, and his family," a statement released by the mayor's office said.

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