Cash App Founder Bob Lee Reportedly Killed In San Francisco Stabbing [CONDOLENCES ]

Bob Lee

Cash App Founder Bob Lee Reportedly Killed In San Francisco Stabbing [CONDOLENCES ]

Sad news!

According to reports, on Tuesday (Apr. 4) the founder of Cash App Bob Lee was reportedly stabbed to death near the Rincon area of San Francisco. Authorities say around 2:30 a.m. they were called to the scene to deal with a reported stabbing incident where they found a 43-year-old man with life-threatening injuries — later identified as Bob Lee

The tech executive was rushed to the hospital with multiple wounds and later died, police said. 

San Francisco Police Department released a statement on the matter and shared: 

“Officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite efforts by first responders and medical personnel, the victim succumbed to his injuries.”

Bob Lee was also the chief product officer of MobileCoin and the former chief technology officer of Square. 

Josh Goldbard — the CEO of MobileCoin — mourned Bob Lee in a seven-part thread on Twitter. On Wednesday (Apr. 5 ) Josh Goldbard wrote:

@crazybob was an incredible human being. Saying bob’s name in the past tense feels ridiculous. I don’t even know where to begin.

He continued:

“Bob was like a brother to me. He came into my life like a fever dream and helped build @moby_app. He was a founder again. Moby was his dream, his vision. Bob believed that we have a right to privacy in the 21st century. That belief is Moby.”

 Josh Goldbard shared:

“The thing is, Bob was so much more than a technologist. Bob was an artist. Everywhere he went Bob breathed love into this world. He had so much deep heartfelt love. Traveling with Bob was like seeing the world for the first time.”

According to Goldbard, Lee was a person everyone enjoyed being around. He said:

“Bob’s energy was infectious. He made friends everywhere he went. One of the things that made him truly special was his capacity to dream big and to summon those big crazy dreams into our world. Bob summoned the future into the present.”

He detailed:

“Bob was brilliant. He mind was kaleidoscopic. Pick a topic and Bob would be right there with you telling you all of the ways he had thought about the idea already. It was a delight. His brain moved at an unbelievable velocity.”

He continued:

“I will never forget Bob. There will never be anyone quite like him. 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.”

He added:

“A fuller write up will land tomorrow. For now, I’m going to try to close my eyelids. Bob, wherever you are, I love you and I miss you. I hope I’ll see you again at the crossroads brother.”

Reportedly, police are investigating and haven’t arrested a suspect yet. 

This is a developing story. Please stay posted for updates.

theJasmineBRAND sends our condolences to Bob Lee’s family and loved ones.

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill