A photo of Ed Lee is surrounded in memorial flowers following a celebration of life ceremony for the late mayor held at San Francisco City Hall Sunday, December 17, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Medical examiner determines Mayor Ed Lee’s cause of death

The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that Mayor Ed Lee died last week of a heart attack.

The Medical Examiner’s Office listed “atherosclerotic coronery artery disease” as the official cause of death for Lee, who was taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital late Monday night and died at 1:11 a.m. Tuesday.

Another condition listed as a factor was “hypertensive heart disease with cardiomegaly.” The Medical Examiner’s Office will release a final report on the death in the coming weeks.

SEE RELATED: Celebration of life remembers the late Mayor Ed Lee as a ‘real person’

Lee, 65, was the 43rd mayor in San Francisco history and its first Asian-American one. A public memorial service for him was held Sunday at City Hall.

Board of Supervisors President London Breed was made acting mayor upon Lee’s death, in accordance with the City Charter.Politics

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Breed declares local emergency to counter threat of coronavirus

City officials warn against discrimination while they prepare for the possibility of an outbreak.

Tumlin apologizes after Muni subway suffers five breakdowns in three hours

Agency working on fixes for aging train control system and cars

SF approves facility for homeless youth in Lower Nob Hill

Approval of navigation center latest expansion in city portfolio of shelter beds

Man suing SFPD alleging officers beat him with batons

Cop attorney fires back: police were ‘interrupting a dangerous domestic violence incident’

Driver arrested after vehicle strikes 2 pedestrians in Haight Ashbury

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide for… Continue reading

Most Read