San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, the first Asian American to lead the city, died on Tuesday. He was 65.
Former Mayor Willie Brown, whose push catapulted Lee to the Mayor’s office in 2011, told the San Francisco Examiner that Lee suffered a cardiac arrest at a grocery store Monday night, and was a pronounced dead at the hospital a few hours later.
“He was a real good man,” Brown told the newspaper. “To die the way he died, it’s just totally, completely, shocking.”
SPUR, a Bay Area urban planning think…