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)

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

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