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Silicon Valley sends condolences after SF mayor Ed Lee’s sudden death

Lee passed away at the age of 65.

Former San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Jason O. Watson / Getty

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee passed away early Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack. Lee, who rose to national fame for being the first Asian-American mayor of San Francisco, was a close ally of the tech community. He was 65.

“It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Family, friends and colleagues were at his side,” the mayor’s office said in a statement.

Board of Supervisors President London Breed has been sworn in as acting mayor.

The tech community sent condolences via Twitter. Here’s what we’ve seen so far; we’ll update as more come in.

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