SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A candlelight vigil was held Thursday evening in Chinatown honoring the memory of the late San Francisco mayor, Ed Lee.
Lee, who died suddenly on Dec. 12, was remembered by city officials and community members.READ MORE: Berkeley Officials To Consider Making VP Harris' Childhood Home A Landmark
The vigil, hosted by the Asian Pacific Islander Council and the Community Tenants Association, honored Lee’s service and legacy to the city’s Chinese-American and Asian Pacific Islander communities.READ MORE: SF Man Found Fatally Shot Early Saturday Near Oakland's Lake Merritt
Mayor Lee was San Francisco’s first Chinese-American mayor.
Attendees at the event held in Portsmouth Square included acting mayor London Breed and assessor-recorder Carmen Chu.MORE NEWS: Counties Across California Want Out of Blue Shield-Administered Vaccine Program
Lee’s family announced Thursday his ashes will be buried in the Bay Area. There had been rumors he might be buried near his family in Seattle.