>> With our government to pursue their American dreams.>> Edwin M Lee, the first Asian American to be elected mayor of San Francisco, died of a heart attack early on Tuesday. He was 65 years old.>> He was in critical condition and we attempted life saving measures for several hours.
He died at 1:11 AM on the morning of Tuesday, December 12th.>> Reuters technology editor, Jonathan Weber, is in San Francisco.>> Well, certainly the death of Ed Lee this morning was very shocking. He's been the mayor of San Francisco for almost a decade. Certainly a very important figure for the tech business.
He was a big supporter of the tech industry. Now, at the same time he was criticized for that very same thing, really, for kind of selling out the city to tech interests. Housing prices are through the roof, which is a big problem.>> Lee started his career as a civil rights attorney, often suing the city he would later lead.
>> He was, from the dawn of his career, an advocate for the powerless, a voice for the overlooked, someone who fought for those in need before himself. That commitment to others defined the mayor's three decades of public service.>> Board of Supervisors President, London Breed, becomes the city's acting mayor until the next election scheduled in June 2018.
>> As our city administrator