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San Francisco mayor Ed Lee died of heart attack

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee died of a heart attack, authorities have confirmed.

Spokeswoman Deirdre Hussey confirmed the official cause of death for the mayor, who died after collapsing at a Safeway supermarket near his house last week.

The 65-year-old served as the city's first Asian-American mayor and presided over a period of great change in San Francisco, as it climbed out of recession and into rapid economic growth.

Mr Lee was remembered for his humility, integrity and infectious smile during a public celebration of his life at City Hall, attended by family members, former staff, politicians and residents.

Edwin Mah Lee was born May 5 1952 in Seattle to immigrants from Toisan, a rural village in China's Guangdong province.

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