The founder of Cash App and former chief technology officer of Square, Bob Lee has been stabbed to death.
According to sources, the tech executive was stabbed early Tuesday morning near downtown San Francisco, KPIX reports.
Police said officers responded at about 2:35 a.m. to a report of a stabbing in the 300 block of Main Street in the city’s Rincon Hill neighborhood and arrived to find the victim, who was taken to a hospital and succumbed to his injuries there.
The city’s medical examiner’s office had not yet identified the victim as of Tuesday evening, but friends of Lee told KPIX he was the victim.
The 43-year-old Lee was the Chief Product Officer of San Francisco-based cryptocurrency startup MobileCoin.
On Twitter Tuesday evening, a flood of messages were posted eulogizing Lee, many including his @crazybob Twitter handle.
No arrest has been made in the case and San Francisco police have not released any suspect details.
Cash App is a mobile payment service available in the United States and the United Kingdom that allows users to transfer money to one another using a mobile phone app. In September 2021, the service reported 70 million annual transacting users and US$1.8 billion in gross profit.
Anyone with information about the fatal stabbing was asked to call the Police Department’s tip line.
The news has come as a shock to many online.
Tributes have been pouring in from other tech executives on social media – some of those colleagues saying Lee was killed.
Lee had also worked at Google early in his career.
Joshua Goldbard, the CEO of MobileCoin sent the following statement to ABC7 News: “Bob was a force of nature. Helped to birth Android and CashApp into our world. Moby was his dream: a privacy protecting wallet for the 21st Century. I will miss him every day.”