San Francisco mayor Ed Lee, the first Asian-American mayor in the city's history, passed away at the age of 65 on Tuesday morning.
Lee was a big sports fan, and a regular presence at championship parades and games during his six years in the mayor's office.
Sports figures from around the Bay Area are paying tribute to Lee on social media:
San Francisco Giants
We were deeply saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Mayor Ed Lee. He was a true San Franciscan who devoted his life to serving our great city and to supporting those most in need. He was the Giants' number one fan (con’d) pic.twitter.com/G2a3dHXmzV— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) December 12, 2017
We are blessed to have shared so many wonderful memories together. He will be dearly missed by everyone in our organization. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mayor Lee's wife Anita, his daughters Brianna and Tania and his entire family during this tragic and difficult time.— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) December 12, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with Mayor Lee and his family. We’ve always appreciated your great support and passion. pic.twitter.com/Ioks0ECpt6— Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) December 12, 2017
RIP Mayor Lee. pic.twitter.com/cu9sAkmAmt— Renel Brooks-Moon (@RenelSFVoyce) December 12, 2017
In shock & devastated. Prayers for Mrs. Lee & the family. It was an honor to serve SF under his leadership. He always jokingly & lovingly asked me to give him 1 of my WS rings. Here we are celebrating Dubs 2015 championship. #ripmayorlee 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/kP9DQ2o7wY— Renel Brooks-Moon (@RenelSFVoyce) December 12, 2017
San Francisco 49ers
So saddened by the loss of Mayor Ed Lee. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.— Jed York (@JedYork) December 12, 2017
Golden State Warriors
We are stunned and saddened by the news of @mayoredlee’s sudden death this morning. The lasting impact he leaves on the City of San Francisco is a timeless tribute to his incredible leadership and vision.— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) December 12, 2017
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The @Warriors family lost an avid supporter in the community. More importantly, we lost a good friend. We all were better for knowing him.— Adonal Foyle (@afoyle3131) December 12, 2017
Rest in peace @MayorEdLee! #GoneTooSoon pic.twitter.com/pDxNA7uQ00
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