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Body of Mayor Ed Lee to Lie in State at City Hall

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Ed Lee helps grant the wish of a Make-a-Wish kid. Photo by By Shelly Prevost  via Wikimedia Commons

The body of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will lie under the rotunda of City Hall Friday for a daylong public viewing, reports SF Gate.

Viewing is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and close by 7 that evening.

Lee died early Tuesday morning after he suffered a heart attack Monday night while shopping for groceries at Safeway.

A memorial is scheduled for Sunday beginning at 3 and is open to the public.

The nation’s first Asian American mayor is only the fifth person to be given such an honor at City Hall.

The others are former San Francisco mayor George Christopher (2000), Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk (1978) and Ella Hill Hutch (1981), the city’s first African American female supervisor.

ABC7 reports flowers fill the Mayor’s office as well as part of the steps at City Hall.

The mayor’s staff is struggling to continue the city’s work, but say they know this is what Mayor Lee would have wanted.

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