Tech executive Bob Lee, Cash App creator and chief product officer of cryptocurrency company MobileCoin, died after an apparent stabbing in do San Francisco early Tuesday.
The San Francisco Police Department responded to reported stabbing at around 2:35 a.m. Tuesday – and found a 43-year-old man “suffering from apparent stab wounds,” according to a news release.
The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.
“Our dear friend and colleague, Bob Lee passed away yesterday at the age of 43, survived by a loving family and collection of close friends and collaborators,” Goldbard said in a statement sent to USA TODAY Wednesday morning.
“Bob was a dynamo, a force of nature… He was made for the world that is being born right now, he was a child of dreams, and whatever he imagined, no matter how crazy, he made real,” Goldbard continued.
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In addition to working as chief product officer of MobileCoin, Lee previously served as the first chief technology officer of Square – when he helped create Cash App, Goldbard said.
“Bob surely had an impact that will last far beyond his short time on earth. This may sound impressive, but Bob’s real resume is the hearts and minds he touched,” he wrote. “We will miss you Bob. We love you.”
Friends and loved ones of the late tech executive also mourned Lee’s death on social media.
“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,” CEO of Abra Bill Barhydt wrote on Twitter late Tuesday.
The fatal stabbing is under investigation by SFPD’s Homicide Detail. No arrests had been made as of Tuesday night, police said.
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