A person cries while embracing another person after a news conference at San Francisco City Hall following the death of Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A person cries while embracing another person after a news conference at San Francisco City Hall following the death of Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Local officials gather to mourn Mayor Ed Lee

Hundreds of staff, city officials and members of the public joined together at San Francisco’s City Hall Tuesday, December 12 to address the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee ahead of a scheduled press conference held by acting Mayor London Breed. Lee passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of December 12. Photos by Jessica Christian and Mira Laing/S.F. Examiner.

San Francisco Parks and Recreation manager Phil GInsburg hugs a colleague ahead of a news conference surrounding the sudden death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee held at City Hall Tuesday, December 12, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

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San Francisco Parks and Recreation manager Phil GInsburg hugs a colleague ahead of a news conference surrounding the sudden death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee held at City Hall Tuesday, December 12, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

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