SEATTLE — Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, has died. He was 76.
Schell died Sunday morning at a Seattle hospital surrounded by family, according to Mayor Ed Murray’s office.
“Paul will be greatly missed. He was truly committed to the people of Seattle, working to improve the city both as an elected official and private citizen. He was dedicated to the lives of the people of this city, evidenced by his countless contributions and the legacy he built here,” Murray said in a statement.