Bob Lee, the former chief technology officer of Square and creator of Cash App has died following a stabbing in San Fransisco in the early hours of Tuesday, April 4 local time.
Bill Barhydt, the CEO of crypto wallet company Abra, tweeted on April 5 that Bob Lee “was killed in SF early today” sharing an April 4 report from local media outlet SFGATE which reported on Lee’s death but did not name him.
I just got devastating news that our friend Bob Lee (@crazybob ) was killed in SF early today.
Bob was a dad, the former CTO of Square where he created Cash App & CTO of Mobile Coin. He was a generous decent human being who didn’t deserve to be killed.https://t.co/RnzA1Idpun
— Bill Barhydt (@billbarhydt) April 5, 2023
An April 4 post from the San Francisco Police Department explained officers attended to a report of a stabbing at approximately 2:35 am local time, finding a “43-year-old adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds,” adding:
“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.”
Jack Dorsey confirmed the death of Lee on the decentralized social media platform Nostr. “It’s real. Getting calls. Heartbreaking,” a screenshot of Dorsey’s post reads.
Former UFC fighter, Jake Shields, tweeted on April 5 regarding the killing of a “good friend” in one of the “good” neighborhoods of San Fransisco. He later revealed it was Lee, saying he hopes it “will at least bring attention to these problems” as he was “extremely high profile.”
I didn’t want to be the one to leak the name but now it’s out
Bob Lee is an extremely high profile tech guy so hopefully this will at least bring attention to these problems pic.twitter.com/YL3wN4UhuB
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) April 5, 2023
This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.