Shirley Fong-Torres Passes Away Of Leukemia

SAN FRANCISCO (CBSSF) – The Bay Area has lost one of its treasures. Shirley Fong Torres died on Saturday, June 18th of leukemia. The best selling author, chef and culinary guide was known as the mayor of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Torres has been honored for countless awards for her service in the Chinese-American community.  She’s also a frequent featured guest on CBS 5’s Eye On The Bay. Shirley Fong Torres was 64 years old.

VIEW: EYE ON THE BAY w/ Shirley Fong-Torres

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  • Terry

    Wow! I’m just stunned. I took her class, I took all her tours, she was such a joy to be around. She was part of what makes San Francisco so unique and wonderful.

  • greer

    When and where will the funeral or memorial service for Shireley Fong Torres be? She was loved by so many.

  • John and Joy

    Oh no! We offer our condolences to her surviving family! We are so sorry! Please RIP:(

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