Bob Lee, the former chief technology officer of Square who is also behind the launch of Cash App, is dead after an apparent stabbing attack in San Francisco.
Josh Goldbard, the CEO of his current employer, MobileCoin confirmed Lee’s death in a statement.
“Our dear friend and colleague, Bob Lee passed away yesterday at the age of 43, survived by a loving family and collection of close friends and collaborators. Bob was a dynamo, a force of nature. Bob was the genuine article. He was made for the world that is being born right now, he was a child of dreams, and whatever he imagined, no matter how crazy, he made real.”
“We will miss you Bob. We love you.”
Bob Lee had joined MobileCoin, a cryptocurrency and digital payments startup, in 2021 as its chief product officer.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, officers responded to a call about a stabbing incident Tuesday morning in the Rincon area of San Francisco. When they arrived at the scene, the officers saw “a 43-year-old adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds.”
Reports then said the stabbed victim was Bob Lee.
The police have launched an investigation into the murder, however, no arrests have been made at this time.
Goldbard lamented the high rate of crime in San Francisco in a tweet saying; “As a lifelong Bay Area resident I have more questions than answers tonight.”
“I don’t know how to fix what’s wrong, but I know something isn’t working in our grey city. Bob left this world too soon.”
San Francisco has seen an increase in crime rate. According to data from the police, the city has reported 12 cases of homicide this year – a 20% rise when compared to last year’s figure.
San Francisco had 56 cases of homicides in 2022, which is the exact same number of homicides the city saw in 2021.