Worldsfeed- Bob Lee, founder of the mobile payment company Cash App and former chief technology officer of Square, was stabbed and killed near downtown San Francisco early Tuesday morning. San Francisco police responded to the stabbing at around 2:35 a.m. and found Lee with apparent stab wounds. He was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries. Lee had been working as the chief product officer of MobileCoin. The investigation is in its early stages, and the incident is being investigated by the police department’s homicide detail.
Lee was known for his business acumen and his work in the technology industry. He was an investor in Elon Musk’s SpaceX venture and had worked on the server for the World Health Organization Covid-19 app. Lee was also an investor in tech firms such as Clubhouse. He was remembered by colleagues and friends as a visionary who had a magnetic personality and a kaleidoscopic mind.
Lee’s family, friends, and colleagues paid tribute to him, remembering him as a special person who was a loyal friend and a brilliant visionary. His former wife called him “the most incredible and beautiful human being,” while his children remembered him as a down-to-earth person who always listened and as the best man and father they could have asked for.
The fatal stabbing has intensified scrutiny of public safety issues in San Francisco, where residents and business owners have grown increasingly concerned about violent crimes and thefts. Mayor London Breed has pledged to crack down on crime, and the police department has compiled data showing that there have been 12 homicides in San Francisco since the beginning of the year. In the same period last year, there were 10 homicides.
Lee’s death has been mourned by many in the technology industry, including Jack Dorsey, former CEO of Twitter, who called Lee’s death “heartbreaking” and praised his work at Square and Cash App.