SAN FRANCISCO, United States - Tech executive Bob Lee, the founder of Cash App and former chief technology officer of Square, was fatally stabbed in San Francisco on Tuesday.
According to a report from NBC News, officers from the San Francisco Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing at around 2:35 am, where they found a 43-year-old man with what appeared to be stab wounds. He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later succumbed.
The article said while authorities did not name the man, sources identified Lee as the victim to NBC Bay Area news. He had been serving as the chief product officer of the cryptocurrency company MobileCoin.
In a statement Wednesday, the chief executive of MobileCoin, while praising Lee's business acumen, confirmed his death saying he "passed away yesterday."
"Bob was a dynamo, a force of nature. Bob was the genuine article," Joshua Goldbard said. "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."
NBC reports said it appears no arrests have been made as of early Wednesday.
The incident is being investigated by San Francisco's homicide department.
Police said Tuesday that the incident was being investigated by the department's homicide detail.
Lee's LinkedIn profile says he was an investor in Musk's SpaceX venture as well as other tech firms such as the social audio app Clubhouse.
He also assisted the World Health Organization with a Covid-19 mobile app and helped lead development of an at-home Covid testing company, according to a news release about his hiring at MobileCoin.