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'Celebration Of Life' For San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Jeff Chiu / AP Photo

In this Nov. 14, 2016 photo, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks during a meeting at City Hall in San Francisco.

Jeff Chiu / AP Photo

(AP) - Prominent Democrats are expected to speak at a public celebration of the life of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

He died last week after collapsing while grocery shopping.

Among those expected to remember Lee on Sunday at San Francisco's city hall are U.S. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

The 65-year-old Lee was San Francisco's first Asian-American mayor.

The former civil rights lawyer led the city out of recession and into an economic recovery driven by technology companies.

Lee's casket will not be at the ceremony. His body laid in repose in the rotunda of city hall on Friday.

  Edwin Mah Lee was born May 5, 1952, in Seattle to immigrants from China's southern province of Guangdong.

  His father was a cook, and his mother a seamstress.

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