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Cash App founder Bob Lee stabbed and killed in San Francisco

Cash App founder Bob Lee stabbed and killed in San Francisco

” Bobby worked more challenging than any person as well as was the most intelligent individual I have ever known. He will be missed out on by all those that recognized him,” Lee’s father claimed on Facebook.

Bob Lee, a technology executive who established the mobile settlement company Money Application as well as previously worked at Square, died Tuesday after he was stabbed near downtown San Francisco, according to his household and also cops.

San Francisco cops stated officers responded to a record of a stabbing around 2:35 a.m. Tuesday. The policemans found Robert Lee, 43, with apparent stab wounds. He was required to a health center and died of his injuries, authorities said.

Police Principal Bill Scott claimed in a statement Wednesday evening that the examination remains in its early stages as well as he called it a dreadful criminal activity.

The case is under investigation by the authorities division’s murder information, the division said.

Bob Lee had actually been working as the primary product policeman of the cryptocurrency company MobileCoin. He was previously primary innovation officer of Square (currently called Block), an economic innovation start-up co-founded by the previous Twitter chief Jack Dorsey.

Lee took place to create Cash money App, a money transfer solution.

” Bobby functioned harder than anybody and was the most intelligent individual I have ever understood. He will be missed out on by all those that knew him,” his father, Richard Lee, claimed in a Facebook blog post, which was gone along with by a news article concerning the stabbing. “Thank you to those who have actually connected in support.”

The dad and also son had actually been residing in Miami given that October after relocating from The golden state, Richard Lee claimed in the post. They had actually grown especially close after Bob Lee’s mom passed away in 2019. It wasn’t quickly clear why Lee was back in the Bay Location.

” I’m so saddened and also discouraged to shed my brother,” Tim Oliver Lee created on Facebook. “He actually was the most effective people. I was so lucky to mature with him, as well as I feel like I’ve lost component of myself.”

In a statement Wednesday, Joshua Goldbard, the founder as well as chief executive officer of MobileCoin, stated Bob Lee “passed away yesterday” and commended his organization acumen. He did not specify Lee’s reason of fatality.

” Bob was an eager beaver, a pressure of nature. Bob was the real short article,” Goldbard stated. “He was created the globe that is being born now, he was a child of dreams, as well as whatever he imagined, regardless of exactly how insane, he materialized.”

Goldbard claimed in a Twitter string that Lee was “like a bro to me,” and he praised Lee as a “brilliant” visionary with a “rainbow” mind.

The Globe Wellness Organization validated to NBC Information on Wednesday that Lee supplied his “assistance and also knowledge” throughout the pandemic, claiming in a declaration that “Bob developed a large component of the server for the WHO Covid-19 Application.”

Lee also was an investor in Elon Musk’s SpaceX venture, along with various other tech companies, such as the social audio application Club, according to his LinkedIn account. He used the manage “crazybob” for his LinkedIn and also Twitter web pages.

Scott, the cops chief, used his acknowledgements Wednesday evening to Lee’s family and friends.

” There is no location for this kind of fierce criminal offense against any individual in our city,” Scott claimed in the declaration. “I intend to assure everybody that our private investigators are functioning relentlessly to make an arrest and bring justice to Mr. Lee and also his liked ones, equally as we attempt to do on every homicide that takes place in our city.”

The fatal stabbing could heighten analysis of public safety problems in San Francisco, where locals and also company owner have grown increasingly worried regarding terrible criminal activities as well as burglaries. Mayor London Type has promised to crack down on criminal offense.

San Francisco has actually had 12 homicides because the start of the year, according to information compiled by the authorities department. In the exact same period last year, it had 10 murders.

Lee’s family members, friends and colleagues commemorated him.

Krista Lee called her former other half “the most unbelievable and gorgeous person” as well as stated that “he was everybody’s best friend.”

They had two kids, Damien, 17, and also Scout, 14. Damien Lee stated his daddy was a down-to-earth person who always listened.

” He was such a special individual in this globe. I’m so sad that he left us so early,” Damien Lee stated in a declaration.

The former mixed martial arts competitor Jake Shields remembered him as a “dedicated close friend.” In an action to among Shields’ tweets, Musk said he was “really sorry” to learn of Lee’s fatality.

Dorsey, the previous chief executive officer of Twitter, called Lee’s death “heartbreaking” on the social networks platform Nostr. “Bob contributed to Square as well as Cash Application,” Dorsey created.

Joshua Bloch, a friend that worked with Lee at Google in the late 2000s, remembered him as a magnetic individual who “always had a significant smile on his face” and also “frequently lived life to the fullest.”

In a phone interview Wednesday, Bloch remembered that Lee was a technology “autodidact” that might seemingly “do anything he desired,” including, “I don’t assume he understood how unique he was.”

” Individuals always claim good features of the dead,” Bloch stated, “however in this instance, I would say the precise very same points if he were still alive. He was remarkable.”

Last Updated: 6 April 2023

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