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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies Suddenly at 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee attends an event on June 8, 2011.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee attends an event on June 8, 2011.

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San Francisco (AP) -- Under Mayor Ed Lee's seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fueled economic powerhouse where housing costs skyrocketed and the chasm between the wealthy and everyone else grew. Lee died Tuesday at 65 after collapsing while grocery shopping.

He leaves behind a rapidly transforming city where the median home value is more than $1.2 million and grumpy residents are unhappy with homelessness, clogged traffic and frequent auto break-ins.