Bob Lee, Cash App founder, killed in San Francisco – Stabbed Brutally
“Bobby was the sharpest guy I’ve ever known and worked harder than anyone. All of those who knew him will miss him”, Lee’s father wrote on Facebook.
According to his family and the police, Bob Lee, a technology professional who established the mobile payment business Cash App and formerly worked at Square, passed away on Tuesday after being stabbed close to downtown San Francisco.
Around 2:35 a.m. on Tuesday, according to San Francisco police, officers responded to a complaint of a stabbing. The police discovered Robert Lee, 43, who seemed to have been stabbed. Police added that after being transferred to a hospital, he passed away from his wounds.
In a statement released on Wednesday evening, Police Chief Bill Scott described the incident as a terrible crime but noted that the investigation was in its early stages.
The police department’s homicide section is looking into the event, according to the department.
The chief product officer of the cryptocurrency business MobileCoin was Bob Lee. Prior to joining Block, he served as chief technology officer of Square, a financial technology start-up co-founded by former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Square is now known as Block.
Lee later developed the money-transfer service Cash App:
“Bobby was the sharpest guy I’ve ever known and worked harder than anyone. All of those who knew him will miss him, his father Richard Lee said on Facebook beside a news report about the attack. Thank you to everyone who offered their assistance.
According to Richard Lee’s article, the father and son relocated from California to Miami in October. After Bob Lee’s mother passed away in 2019, their bond had gotten even closer. Why Lee had returned to the Bay Area was not immediately apparent.
Tim Oliver Lee said on Facebook that he was “so saddened and disheartened” to have lost his sibling. He was actually the finest of us. He was my childhood best friend, and I feel like a part of me has been lost.
Bob Lee “passed away yesterday,” according to Joshua Goldbard, founder and CEO of MobileCoin, in a statement released on Wednesday. Goldbard also lauded Lee’s economic savvy. He did not say how Lee passed away.
“Bob was a powerhouse, a natural force. Bob was the real deal, according to Goldbard. He was created for the world that is currently under development. He had big goals as a youngster and brought to life whatever he could have only dreamt.
Goldbard lauded Lee as a “brilliant” thinker with a “kaleidoscopic” intellect in a Twitter conversation, saying that Lee was “like a brother to me.”
The World Health Organization said in a statement that “Bob built a large part of the server for the WHO Covid-19 App,” confirming to NBC News on Wednesday that Lee contributed his “support and expertise” during the outbreak.
According to his LinkedIn page, Lee has invested in other Internet companies, including the social audio app Clubhouse and Elon Musk‘s SpaceX business. He had “crazybob” as his Twitter and LinkedIn usernames.
The police chief, Scott, sent his sympathies to Lee’s friends and family on Wednesday evening:
In the statement, Scott stressed that there was “no place in our city for this kind of violent crime against anyone.” “I want to reassure everyone that, like we attempt to do in every tragedy that occurs in our city, our investigators are working nonstop to make an arrest and deliver justice to Mr. Lee and his loved ones.
The tragic stabbing may draw even more attention to San Francisco’s public safety concerns, as locals and business owners have grown more alarmed by violent crimes and thefts. London Breed, the mayor, has vowed to toughen up on crime.
According to statistics published by the police department, San Francisco has had 12 killings since the year’s commencement. There were 10 homicides over the same time period previous year.
Family, friends, and coworkers of Lee paid him homage:
According to Krista Lee, her ex-husband was “everyone’s best friend” and “the most incredible and beautiful human being.”
They had two kids: Scout, 14, and Damien, 17. Damien Lee described his father as an approachable man who was always willing to listen.
He was a very unique individual in this planet. That he departed us so soon breaks my heart, said Damien Lee in a statement.
Jake Shields, a former MMA fighter, described him as a “loyal friend.” Musk expressed his “great sorrow” after learning of Lee’s passing in response to one of Shields’ tweets.
On the social networking site Nostr, Dorsey, the former CEO of Twitter, referred to Lee’s death as “heartbreaking.” According to Dorsey, “Bob was crucial to Square and Cash App.”
Lee’s buddy Joshua Bloch recalled him as a charismatic individual who “always had a huge smile on his face” and “constantly lived life to the fullest.” Lee worked with Bloch at Google in the late 2000s.
Bloch described Lee as a tech “autodidact” who could allegedly “do anything he wanted” in a phone interview on Wednesday, adding, “I don’t think he realised how special he was.”
People frequently compliment the deceased, but in this case, Bloch stated, “I would say the same things if he were still living. He was extraordinary.