SFPD investigating death of SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi

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Authorities are looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi who died Friday night, according to KRON4 sources. 

Sources confirm the San Franciso Police Department is investigating whether his death is suspicious in nature. 

Adachi was found dead at 46 Telegraph Place near Coit Tower.

News of his death prompted an outpour of messages from California leaders like Sen. Kamala Harris, Gov. Gavin Newsom, and San Francisco Mayor London Breed. 

The San Francisco Medical Examiner is expected to perform an autopsy to confirm the cause of his death, however, it is believed he suffered a heart attack.

This story is still developing. Please check back for updates. 

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